FIX: Adding new Publication may fail if distribution database is in AG and collation is set to BIN in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017 for publisher, distributor and subscriber.
  • The Distribution database is part of an Availability Group (AG).
  • You add new Publication to the Distribution database in the AG.
  • The collation is set to BIN or case-sensitive.

In this situation, the publication may fail with an error message that resembles the following:

Error 4104, Level 16, State 1, Procedure ProcedureName, Line LineNumber

The multi-part identifier "s.job_id" could not be bound.


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


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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