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BUG #: 54783 (SQLBUG_70)
The following errors might be seen when creating merge subscriptions:
Server: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 2, Line 0 Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type nvarchar.
Server: Msg 515, Level 16, State 2, Procedure sp_add_job, Line 102 Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'name', table 'msdb.dbo.sysjobs'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
Server: Msg 14057, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_addmergesubscription, Line 545 The subscription could not be created. The statement has been terminated.
When the next identity value for MSmerge_agents is greater than 999 sp_addmergesubscription fails.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232570INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.