FIX: Merge replication non-convergence occurs with SQL Server CE subscribers

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Article ID: 867879 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 471602 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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SYMPTOMS

When two tables are published that meet the following conditions, the corresponding child table rows that are associated with the "coming into partition" parent changes are not replicated to the Microsoft SQL Server CE subscribers:
  • The parent table has a dynamic subset filter.
  • The child table is joined to the parent table by using a join filter.
  • The subscribers to the articles are SQL Server CE subscribers.
  • Updates on the parent table and the child table cause the row to go out of partition, followed by other updates to the parent table that cause the row to come back into partition.
This problem does not occur with SQL Server subscribers. See the "More Information" section for an example of the problem in detail.

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 file attributes) 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
   ------------------------------------------------------------------
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0    664,128  Autoplt.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     78,400  Console.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0    315,968  Custtask.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                   786,432  Distmdl.ldf
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                 2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf
   10-Oct-2003  18:48                       180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0  1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    528,960  Dtspump.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0  1,557,052  Dtsui.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    639,552  Dtswiz.dll
   10-Oct-2003  18:48                   747,927  Instdist.sql
   10-Oct-2003  18:48                     1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0    352,828  Isqlw.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     82,492  Itwiz.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     90,692  Msgprox.dll
   19-May-2004  23:43  8.11.40209.0     209,408  Mssdi98.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     62,024  Odsole70.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     25,144  Opends60.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     57,904  Osql.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    279,104  Pfutil80.dll
   10-Oct-2003  18:37                   550,780  Procsyst.sql
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                    12,305  Qfe469315.sql
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                    19,195  Qfe469571.sql
   15-Jun-2004  18:11                 1,105,167  Replmerg.sql
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    221,768  Replprov.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    307,784  Replrec.dll
   15-Jun-2004  15:43  2000.80.952.0    159,813  Replres.rll
   10-Oct-2003  18:48                 1,087,150  Replsys.sql
   10-Oct-2003  18:48                   986,603  Repltran.sql
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    287,304  Rinitcom.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     78,416  Sdiclnt.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     66,112  Semmap.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     57,916  Semnt.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    492,096  Semobj.dll
   15-Jun-2004  16:18  2000.80.952.0    172,032  Semobj.rll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     53,832  Snapshot.exe
   12-Mar-2004  03:10                   117,834  Sp3_serv_uni.sql
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     28,672  Sqlagent.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0    311,872  Sqlagent.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0    168,001  Sqlakw32.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     33,344  Sqlctr80.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0  4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51                    25,172  Sqldumper.exe
   15-Jun-2004  15:26  2000.80.952.0     28,672  Sqlevn70.rll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    180,792  Sqlmap70.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    188,992  Sqlmmc.dll
   15-Jun-2004  16:25  2000.80.952.0    479,232  Sqlmmc.rll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    401,984  Sqlqry.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     57,920  Sqlrepss.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0  7,581,777  Sqlservr.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    590,396  Sqlsort.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     45,644  Sqlvdi.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    106,588  Sqsrvres.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     82,492  Ssnetlib.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    123,456  Stardds.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0    158,240  Svrnetcn.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:51  2000.80.952.0     76,416  Svrnetcn.exe
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     53,808  Ums.dll
   19-Jun-2004  00:52  2000.80.952.0     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

For more 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

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. In SQL Server, Run the following code to set up the database, the tables, and merge replication:
    create database cesimplerepro
    GO
    use cesimplerepro
    GO
    create table main (mainid int not null primary key, id_user int)
    GO
    create table child (childid int not null primary key, id_user int, mainid int foreign key references main(mainid))
    GO
    insert into main (mainid, id_user) values (3, 5)
    GO
    insert into child (childid, id_user, mainid) values (1, 10, 3)
    GO
    exec sp_replicationdboption @dbname = N'cesimplerepro', @optname = N'merge publish', @value = N'true'
    GO
    -- Add the merge publication.
    exec sp_addmergepublication @publication = N'cesimplerepro',  @retention = 14, @sync_mode = N'character', @allow_push = N'true', @allow_pull = N'true', @allow_anonymous = N'true', @enabled_for_internet = N'false', @centralized_conflicts = N'true', @dynamic_filters = N'true', @snapshot_in_defaultfolder = N'true', @compress_snapshot = N'false', @ftp_port = 21, @ftp_login = N'anonymous', @conflict_retention = 14, @keep_partition_changes = N'true', @allow_subscription_copy = N'false', @allow_synctoalternate = N'false',@add_to_active_directory = N'false', @max_concurrent_merge = 0, @max_concurrent_dynamic_snapshots = 0
    GO
    exec sp_addpublication_snapshot @publication = N'cesimplerepro',@frequency_type = 4, @frequency_interval = 1, @frequency_relative_interval = 1, @frequency_recurrence_factor = 0, @frequency_subday = 1, @frequency_subday_interval = 5, @active_start_date = 0, @active_end_date = 0, @active_start_time_of_day = 500, @active_end_time_of_day = 235959
    GO
    exec sp_grant_publication_access @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @login = N'BUILTIN\Administrators'
    GO
    exec sp_grant_publication_access @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @login = N'distributor_admin'
    GO
    exec sp_grant_publication_access @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @login = N'sa'
    GO
    -- Add the merge articles.
    exec sp_addmergearticle @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @article = N'main', @source_owner = N'dbo', @source_object = N'main', @type = N'table', @description = null, @column_tracking = N'true', @pre_creation_cmd = N'drop', @creation_script = null, @schema_option = 0x000000000000CFF1, @article_resolver = null, @subset_filterclause = N'ID_User = 5', @vertical_partition = N'false', @destination_owner = N'dbo', @auto_identity_range = N'false', @verify_resolver_signature = 0, @allow_interactive_resolver = N'false', @fast_multicol_updateproc = N'true', @check_permissions = 0
    GO
    exec sp_addmergearticle @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @article = N'child', @source_owner = N'dbo', @source_object = N'child', @type = N'table', @description = null, @column_tracking = N'true', @pre_creation_cmd = N'drop', @creation_script = null, @schema_option = 0x000000000000CFF1, @article_resolver = null, @subset_filterclause = null, @vertical_partition = N'false', @destination_owner = N'dbo', @auto_identity_range = N'false', @verify_resolver_signature = 0, @allow_interactive_resolver = N'false', @fast_multicol_updateproc = N'true', @check_permissions = 0
    GO
    -- Add the article subset filter.
    exec sp_addmergefilter @publication = N'cesimplerepro', @article = N'Child', @filtername = N'child_main', @join_articlename = N'main', @join_filterclause = N'main.mainid = Child.mainid', @join_unique_key = 0
    GO
  2. Run the Snapshot Agent, and then download the snapshot to a SQL Server CE Subscriber.
  3. Run the following queries at the Subscriber:
    update main set id_user = 0  -- Take this row out of the partition.
    update child set id_user = 10 -- This is a dummy update on the child table.
    
  4. Synchronize the changes to the publisher. Notice that the SQL Server CE Subscriber has no rows for the main table and the child table because the filter is no longer satisfied.
  5. Run the following query in Publisher:
    Update main set id_user = 5 -- Satisfies the filter clause again. The row will get into partition on the next synch.
  6. Synchronize the changes to the SQL Server CE subscriber.

    On the Subscriber, you will see one row for the main table. This behavior is correct. But you do not see any rows for the child table. This is incorrect.

Properties

Article ID: 867879 - 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
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