FIX: You experience non-convergence in a replication topology when you unpublish or drop columns from a dynamically filtered publication in SQL Server 2000

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Bug #: 473152 (SQL Server 8.0)
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you experience non-convergence in a replication topology. This issue occurs when you unpublish and drop columns from a dynamically filtered merge publication.

For a list of previous hotfixes, see the "Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3a hotfixes" section in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the sp_repldropcolumn and sp_MSfillupmissingcols stored procedures do not correctly determine the ordinal of a column.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3, 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
You must also have SQL Server 2000 Hotfix build 2000.80.977 installed.

For more information about error messages that you receive when the SQL Server 2000 Post SP3a hotfix build 2000.80.977 is not installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888007 You receive a "The product does not have a prerequisite update installed" error message when you try to install a SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix
For more information about the hotfix installer for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
842960 Description of the 32-bit SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 hotfix installer

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists.

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.
Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 32-bit
   Date         Time   Version        Size        File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     664,128  Autoplt.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      78,400  Console.exe      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     332,352  Ctasksui.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     315,968  Custtask.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll     
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf
   30-Sep-2003  22:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll       
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll        
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll       
   30-Sep-2003  22:55                    747,927  Instdist.sql
   30-Sep-2003  22:55                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     352,828  Isqlw.exe        
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      82,492  Itwiz.exe        
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll      
   29-Oct-2004  08:16  8.11.41022.0      226,304  Mssdi98.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:50  2000.80.994.0      25,144  Opends60.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:51                     82,944  Opends60.pdb
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      57,904  Osql.exe         
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll     
   30-Sep-2003  22:48                    550,780  Procsyst.sql
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql
   08-Apr-2004  21:42                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql
   27-Aug-2004  00:14                      5,157  Qfe472197.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     143,940  Qrdrsvc.exe      
   03-Dec-2004  20:25                  1,136,072  Replmerg.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     221,768  Replprov.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     307,784  Replrec.dll      
   03-Dec-2004  20:38  2000.80.994.0     159,813  Replres.rll
   03-Dec-2004  02:53                  1,088,240  Replsys.sql
   30-Sep-2003  22:55                    986,603  Repltran.sql
   25-Nov-2004  00:04                         55  Repl_uninstall.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      78,416  Sdiclnt.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      66,112  Semmap.dll       
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      57,916  Semnt.dll        
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     492,096  Semobj.dll       
   03-Dec-2004  21:08  2000.80.994.0     172,032  Semobj.rll
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe     
   30-Sep-2003  22:48                    117,834  Sp3_serv_uni.sql
   04-Dec-2004  02:48  2000.80.994.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe     
   04-Dec-2004  02:48  2000.80.994.0     168,001  Sqlakw32.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      33,344  Sqlctr80.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll       
   04-Dec-2004  02:49                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe    
   03-Dec-2004  20:23  2000.80.994.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     156,224  Sqlmaint.exe     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll       
   03-Dec-2004  21:16  2000.80.994.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     401,984  Sqlqry.dll       
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0   7,716,945  Sqlservr.exe     
   04-Dec-2004  02:51                 13,337,600  Sqlservr.pdb
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll       
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     106,588  Sqsrvres.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      33,340  Ssmsgnet.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      33,340  Ssmsqlgc.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     123,456  Stardds.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe     
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      49,228  Ums.dll          
   04-Dec-2004  02:51                    132,096  Ums.pdb
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      74,304  Xplog70.dll      
   04-Dec-2004  02:49  2000.80.994.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll     
Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 64-bit
   Date         Time   Version        Size        File name      Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      56,832  Dbmslpcn.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll    x86
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     185,856  Msgprox.dll    IA-64
   29-Oct-2004  08:16  8.11.41022.0      742,912  Mssdi98.dll    IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     151,040  Odsole70.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:50  2000.80.994.0      27,136  Opends60.dll
   04-Dec-2004  05:50                     19,880  Opends60.lib
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0     148,992  Osql.exe
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0     353,280  Qrdrsvc.exe    IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     534,528  Replprov.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     769,024  Replrec.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     650,240  Rinitcom.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     160,768  Semmap.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     132,608  Semnt.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0      88,576  Snapshot.exe   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0      10,240  Sqlagent.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0   1,055,232  Sqlagent.exe   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      90,112  Sqlboot.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      32,256  Sqlctr80.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     812,032  Sqldata.dll    IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0  13,845,504  Sqldmo.dll     IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:48                     39,936  Sqldumper.exe  IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:48  2000.80.994.0     493,568  Sqlmaint.exe   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      23,040  Sqlmap70.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     152,064  Sqlrepss.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0  25,262,592  Sqlservr.exe   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     616,960  Sqlsort.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     120,320  Sqlvdi.dll     IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     227,328  Sqsrvres.dll
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      53,760  Ssmslpcn.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      59,904  Ssmsqlgc.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     256,000  Ssnetlib.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0      20,992  Ssnmpn70.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     430,080  Svrnetcn.dll   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     185,856  Svrnetcn.exe   IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     183,296  Xplog70.dll    IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:49  2000.80.994.0     187,392  Xpweb70.dll    IA-64
   06-Dec-2004  23:51                      5,065  Hotfix1.inf
   21-Jul-2004  17:38  2000.80.962.0      57,904  Osql.exe       x86
   30-Sep-2003  22:23  2000.80.760.0     269,824  Sqdedev.dll    IA-64
   04-Dec-2004  06:47  2000.80.994.0     146,432  Replres.rll
   04-Dec-2004  05:52  2000.80.994.0      19,968  Sqlevn70.rll 
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may contain additional files.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix will not resolve any non-convergence that is already present in a replication topology. This hotfix is designed to prevent future non-convergence when columns are unpublished and dropped from a dynamically filtered merge publication. To resolve non-convergence that is already present, you must reinitialize the subscriptions.

For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when it corrects software after it is released, 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: 890768 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Keywords: 
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