FIX: An empty string is replicated as a NULL value when you synchronize a table to a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition subscriber

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Article ID: 925135 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug: #50000226 (SQLHotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes 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 2005 fix release.
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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
  • Information about whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You publish a table in SQL Server 2005. The table contains a column that is defined as the text data type, the ntext data type, or the varchar(max) data type. You have an empty string stored in the column. In this scenario, the empty string is replicated as a NULL value when you synchronize the table to a SQL Server Compact Edition subscriber. Additionally, if the column is defined to disallow NULL values, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
HRESULT: DB_E_ERRORSINCOMMAND
Minor Error: SSCE_M_NULLINVALID (25005)
Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition OLE DB Provider
Description: The column cannot contain null values. [,,,ColumnName,TableName,]
Interface defining error: IID_ICommand
Param. 0: 0
Param. 1: 0
Param. 2: 0
Param. 3: c3
Param. 4: t1
Param. 5:

RESOLUTION

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

You must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

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

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

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

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 item in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2005, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2191.0398,11211-Sep-200621:28x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2191.0543,52011-Sep-200621:29x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2191.0138,01611-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2191.01,215,26411-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2191.075,55211-Sep-200621:26x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2191.0908,06411-Sep-200621:27x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2191.0197,92011-Sep-200621:26x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2191.015,610,14411-Sep-200621:27x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2191.03,990,30411-Sep-200621:28x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28811-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42411-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2191.0547,61611-Sep-200621:29x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2191.0782,11211-Sep-200621:27x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2191.0347,93611-Sep-200621:28x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2191.0319,26411-Sep-200621:27x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2191.028,961,62411-Sep-200621:27x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2191.0292,64011-Sep-200621:29x86
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2191.0152,86411-Sep-200621:28x86
SQL Server 2005, x64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2191.0522,52812-Sep-200604:18x64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2191.0543,52011-Sep-200621:29x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2191.0543,52012-Sep-200604:18x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2191.0138,01611-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2191.01,215,26411-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2191.075,55211-Sep-200621:26x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2191.091,42412-Sep-200604:21x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2191.0875,29612-Sep-200604:20x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2191.0259,36012-Sep-200604:18x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2191.015,610,14411-Sep-200621:27x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2191.03,990,30411-Sep-200621:28x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28811-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42411-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2191.0745,24812-Sep-200604:19x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2191.01,008,41612-Sep-200604:20x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2191.0355,10412-Sep-200604:18x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2191.0390,94412-Sep-200604:18x64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2191.039,340,83212-Sep-200604:16x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2191.0540,96012-Sep-200604:18x64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2191.0153,37612-Sep-200604:16x64
SQL Server 2005, Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2191.01,095,45612-Sep-200601:00IA-64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2191.0543,52011-Sep-200621:29x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2191.0543,52012-Sep-200600:59x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2191.0138,01611-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2191.01,215,26411-Sep-200621:27x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2191.075,55211-Sep-200621:26x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2191.0163,10412-Sep-200600:58IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2191.0875,29612-Sep-200601:00x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2191.0542,49612-Sep-200600:59IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2191.048,587,55212-Sep-200600:58IA-64
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2191.06,237,47212-Sep-200601:01IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28811-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42411-Sep-200618:44Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2191.01,617,18412-Sep-200601:01IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2191.02,141,47212-Sep-200601:01IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2191.0349,47212-Sep-200600:59x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2191.01,143,58412-Sep-200601:00IA-64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2191.072,223,00812-Sep-200600:58IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2191.0951,07212-Sep-200601:00IA-64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2191.0152,35212-Sep-200600:58IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft 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 software update terminology, 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: 925135 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
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