FIX: Error message when you insert data to a table that contains two image columns by using the SQL Server ODBC driver: "[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid locator de-referenced"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You create a table that contains two image columns in a database of Microsoft SQL Server. On a computer that is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you insert data in the image columns by using the SQL Server ODBC driver that is included in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). When you call the SQLParamData function to specify a parameter for the insert operation at execution time, you receive the following error message:
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid locator de-referenced.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The data that you insert in the first image column is smaller than or equal to 400 kilobytes (KB).
  • The data that you insert in the second image column is larger than 400 KB.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

Windows Server 2003

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 be running one of the following to apply this hotfix:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.3113.024,57631-Mar-200804:09
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.3113.0446,46431-Mar-200804:09
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.3113.032,76831-Mar-200802:08x64
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.3113.0671,74431-Mar-200802:08x64
Wodbcbcp.dll2000.86.3113.024,57631-Mar-200802:08x86
Wsqlsrv32.dll2000.86.3113.0446,46431-Mar-200802:08x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Itanium-based systems
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.3113.053,24831-Mar-200802:09IA-64
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.3113.01,126,40031-Mar-200802:09IA-64
Wodbcbcp.dll2000.86.3113.024,57631-Mar-200802:09x86
Wsqlsrv32.dll2000.86.3113.0446,46431-Mar-200802:09x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.4263.024,57631-Mar-200803:48
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.4263.0446,46431-Mar-200803:48
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.4263.032,76831-Mar-200802:16x64
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.4263.0671,74431-Mar-200802:16x64
Wodbcbcp.dll2000.86.4263.024,57631-Mar-200802:16x86
Wsqlsrv32.dll2000.86.4263.0446,46431-Mar-200802:16x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Itanium-based systems
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Odbcbcp.dll2000.86.4263.053,24831-Mar-200802:13IA-64
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.86.4263.01,126,40031-Mar-200802:13IA-64
Wodbcbcp.dll2000.86.4263.024,57631-Mar-200802:13x86
Wsqlsrv32.dll2000.86.4263.0446,46431-Mar-200802:13x86

Windows XP

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

You must be running one of the following to apply this hotfix:
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows XP Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbcbcp.dll2000.85.1133.024,57628-Mar-200813:54
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.85.1133.0442,36828-Mar-200813:54
Windows XP Service Pack 3, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Odbcbcp.dll2000.85.3000.024,57628-Mar-200813:47
Sqlsrv32.dll2000.85.3000.0442,36828-Mar-200813:47

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 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: 950565 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Keywords: 
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