Consider the following scenario:

  • You execute a query that contains a search condition with, at least, two equality predicates on the same limited size character column (using either OR or IN clause).

  • You define a varchar(max) variable and use it in one or more equality predicates described above.

  • You specify the RECOMPILE query hint in the query.

In this scenario, the query may return incorrect results.


The issue was fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:



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


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