FIX: The dynamic Snapshot Agent may fail when you use a dynamic snapshot for merge publications in SQL Server 2000

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Article ID: 840166 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 471255 (SHILOH_BUGS)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes are distributed as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

When you use a dynamic snapshot for merge replications, the dynamic Snapshot Agent may fail. Additionally, you may receive an incorrect syntax error message that is similar to the following:
SourceTypeId = 5
SourceName = MyMachine
ErrorCode = 156
ErrorText = Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'from'.
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'from'.

CAUSE

When the dynamic snapshot is created, the dynamic Snapshot Agent tries to create views that are based on merge system tables and other views that are defined on the articles that are contained in the publication. During this process, the sp_MSmakedynsnapshotvws stored procedure incorrectly assumes that there will be only one row in the syscomments system table for any view that is defined on the articles in a publication. Therefore, if a view that is based on an article spans more than one row in the syscomments system table, the problem that is described in the "Symptoms" section occurs.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
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   31-May-2003  18:45  2000.80.818.0      78,400  Console.exe      
   25-Mar-2004  22:27  2000.80.928.0     315,968  Custtask.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll     
   25-Apr-2003  02:12                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf
   25-Apr-2003  02:12                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf
   30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
   12-Sep-2003  03:26  2000.80.859.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll       
   26-Aug-2003  20:16  2000.80.854.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll      
   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll        
   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll       
   24-Apr-2003  02:51                    747,927  Instdist.sql
   03-May-2003  01:56                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll      
   01-Apr-2003  02:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      25,144  Opends60.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:28  2000.80.911.0      57,904  Osql.exe         
   02-Apr-2003  23:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll     
   04-Aug-2003  18:17                    550,780  Procsyst.sql
   12-Sep-2003  00:37                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql
   22-May-2003  22:57                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql
   25-Mar-2004  21:03                  1,104,848  Replmerg.sql
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     221,768  Replprov.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     307,784  Replrec.dll      
   29-Jan-2004  23:24  2000.80.911.0     159,813  Replres.rll
   06-Sep-2003  00:00                  1,087,150  Replsys.sql
   13-Aug-2003  16:28                    986,603  Repltran.sql
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll     
   25-Mar-2004  22:27  2000.80.928.0      66,112  Semmap.dll       
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      57,916  Semnt.dll        
   29-Jul-2003  20:13  2000.80.819.0     492,096  Semobj.dll       
   31-May-2003  18:27  2000.80.818.0     172,032  Semobj.rll
   02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe     
   09-Dec-2003  20:07                    117,834  Sp3_serv_uni.sql
   05-Feb-2004  00:46  2000.80.913.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll     
   05-Feb-2004  00:47  2000.80.913.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe     
   19-Feb-2004  18:02  2000.80.916.0     168,001  Sqlakw32.dll     
   12-Mar-2004  04:34  2000.80.923.0      33,344  Sqlctr80.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll       
   07-Apr-2003  17:44                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe    
   29-Jan-2004  23:17  2000.80.911.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll
   05-Mar-2004  17:13  2000.80.922.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll     
   03-Sep-2003  02:56  2000.80.857.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll       
   02-Sep-2003  23:03  2000.80.857.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll
   22-Oct-2003  00:08  2000.80.871.0     401,984  Sqlqry.dll       
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll     
   25-Mar-2004  22:28  2000.80.928.0   7,618,641  Sqlservr.exe     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll      
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll       
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     106,588  Sqsrvres.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll     
   28-Oct-2003  04:21  2000.80.873.0     123,456  Stardds.dll      
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll     
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe     
   30-Apr-2003  23:52  2000.80.816.0      45,132  Ums.dll          
   30-Jan-2004  16:29  2000.80.911.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll      

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

After you apply this hotfix, the dynamic Snapshot Agent uses the sp_MSmakedynsnapshotvws stored procedure if all the views in the publication have no more than one row in the syscomments system table. If at least one view has more than one row in the syscomments system table, the dynamic Snapshot Agent uses the newly added sp_MSmakedynsnapshotvws_longdef procedure. The sp_MSmakedynsnapshotvws_longdef procedure can only handle up to two rows in the syscomments system table. If any views have more than two rows, you may receive the following error message:
ErrorCode = 21387
ErrorText = The expanded dynamic snapshot view definition of one of the articles exceeds the system limit of 3499 characters. Consider using the default mechanism instead of the dynamic snapshot for initializing the specified subscription.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 840166 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Keywords: 
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