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Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a table that contains an identity column.

  • You use the INSERT INTO statement to insert the execute sp_execute_external_script stored procedure to insert data into the table.

  • You specify the @parallel parameter value of the sp_execute_external_script stored procedure as1.

In this scenario, when you run the INSERT INTO statement, the query fails and you receive the following error message:

Msg 213, Level 16, State 7, Line 32
Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition.


This fix is included in Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1.

About SQL Server 2016 builds

Each new build for SQL Server 2016 contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were included with the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest build for SQL Server 2016.


To work around this issue, set the @parallel parameter value of the sp_execute_external_script procedure to 0.


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


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