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FIX: The Distribution Agent may skip some rows when you configure a transactional replication that uses the "-SkipErrors" parameter in SQL Server 2005
Article ID: 938671 - View products that this article applies to.
When you configure a transactional replication that uses the -SkipErrors parameter in Microsoft SQL Server 2005, the Distribution Agent may skip some rows. This behavior causes a data inconsistency issue between the publisher and the subscribers.
Additionally, when this problem occurs, the Distribution Agent may display the following messages:
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936305Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936305/LN/ )Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
937137Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937137/LN/ )The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
By default, when the Distribution Agent encounters an error, the Distribution Agent should be stopped. If you use the –SkipErrors parameter for specific errors, the Distribution Agent skips those errors and continues to process successive transactions.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Article ID: 938671 - Last Review: August 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.4