Assume that you publish a database that contains a spatial index that uses either GEOGRAPHY_AUTO_GRID or GEOMETRY_AUTO_GRID in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017. When you try to generate a snapshot for your publications, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'WITH'. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 156)
This problem is fixed in the following 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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