FIX: "ran out of memory" error when executing a query on a table that has a large full-text index in SQL Server 2014, 2016 and 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Assume that you have a full-text index on a table that contains very large documents in Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016 or 2017. When you execute a query on the table, you receive out-of-memory error messages that resembles the following:

Resolution


This problem is fixed in the following updates for SQL Server:

          Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2017

          Cumulatvie Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 SP2

          Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

          Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP3

Cumulative Update 14 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

Status


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

References


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