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BUG #: 56339 (SQLBUG_70)
When the datetime column is updated in tables involved in merge replication such that this results in a conflict, the datetime column is displayed in mm/dd/yyyy format in the conflict viewer and the time portion of the datetime column is not displayed. This may result in time data loss when changing date data on the conflict viewer wizard.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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If the merge conflict in the datetime column is resolved choosing keep revised data or the overwrite with revised data option by modifying just the date portion of the datetime column, the time portion of the datetime column is overwritten with 00:00:00.000 even though it may have had a non zero value before resolving/overwriting with revised data. Therefore, any time information that existed before the conflict resolution may be discarded.