KB3155209 - FIX: Can't delete a row from a filtered table part of a merge publication in SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • In SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016, you use a filtered (row level) merge publication that has precomputed partitions enabled.

  • You don't have the ALTER TRACE permission.

  • You try to delete a record from the published table (on which the filter is present) by using a DELETE statement that doesn’t meet the filter criteria.

In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Msg 8189, Level 14, State 10, Procedure sp_repl_generateevent, Line 1
You do not have permission to run 'SP_TRACE_GENERATEEVENT'.


Resolution

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative updates 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:


Status

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

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