FIX: Error message when you run a query that uses a fast forward-only cursor in SQL Server 2005: "Query processor could not produce a query plan because of the hints defined in this query"

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Article ID: 926773 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000360 (SQL Hotfix)
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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
  • Whether you must restart the 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

When you run a query that uses a fast forward-only cursor in Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you receive the following error message:
Msg 8622, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Query processor could not produce a query plan because of the hints defined in this query. Resubmit the query without specifying any hints and without using SET FORCEPLAN.
Additionally, if the index hint and the option hint are removed from the query, you receive the following error message when you run the query:
Msg 8623, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The query processor ran out of internal resources and could not produce a query plan. This is a rare event and only expected for extremely complex queries or queries that reference a very large number of tables or partitions. Please simplify the query. If you believe you have received this message in error, contact Customer Support Services for more information.
This problem typically occurs when the query contains many subqueries.

Note This problem does not occur in SQL Server 2000.

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. 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

To apply this hotfix, you must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer. For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005, 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 this 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.exe2005.90.2198.0398,11212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0908,06412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0197,92012-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.015,608,09612-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.03,990,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.0547,61612-Oct-200623:32x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.0782,11212-Oct-200623:32x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0347,93612-Oct-200623:33x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.0318,75212-Oct-200623:33x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.028,963,16012-Oct-200623:33x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0292,64012-Oct-200623:33x86
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0152,86412-Oct-200623:32x86
SQL Server 2005 x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2198.0522,52815-Oct-200613:16x64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52015-Oct-200613:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.091,42415-Oct-200613:16x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0875,29615-Oct-200613:16x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.027,42415-Oct-200613:16x64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0259,36015-Oct-200613:16x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.015,608,09612-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.03,990,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.0745,24815-Oct-200613:16x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.01,008,41615-Oct-200613:16x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0355,10415-Oct-200613:16x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.0389,92015-Oct-200613:16x64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.039,344,92815-Oct-200613:17x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0540,96015-Oct-200613:17x64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0153,37615-Oct-200613:16x64
SQL Server 2005 Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2198.01,095,45613-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52013-Oct-200609:06x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.0163,10413-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0875,29613-Oct-200609:06x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.055,07213-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0542,49613-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.048,590,11213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.06,244,64013-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.01,617,18413-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.02,141,47213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0349,47213-Oct-200609:07x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.01,141,02413-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.072,226,59213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0951,07213-Oct-200609:01IA-64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0152,35213-Oct-200609:07IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Rewrite the query and try to avoid subqueries.
  • Change the cursor type to Dynamic or Keyset.
  • Add the FORCE ORDER query hint to the query.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

To enable this hotfix, you must turn on trace flag 4109.
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: 926773 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
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