FIX: Replication Agents May Fail With Arithmetic Overflow Errors Due to Large Latencies

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BUG #: 57515, 58059 (SQLBUG_70)
The replication agents logreader and distribution might fail with the following error message:
Code 1007: Arithmetic overflow error converting %ls to data type %ls
When the delivery latencies of replication agents are high, the stored procedures that compute average delivery latency report the following error message:
Error 8115 Sev 16 Arithmetic overflow error converting %ls to data type %ls.
Locate the history table in the distribution database that corresponds with the type of agent that is failing. The logreader agent uses the mslogreader_history system table and the distribution agent uses the msdistribution_history system table.Set the delivery_latency value found in the history table to zero for the row with the latest "time" value in the time column for a given agent_id. For example:
update MSdistribution_history set delivery_latency=0 where agent_id=1 and time =(select max(time) from MSdistribution_history where agent_id=1)				
The agent_id should be appropriately selected from distribution..msdistribution_agents.

The preceding workaround temporarily resolves the problem by allowing the agent to run but does not prevent the problem from happening again.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.
arithmetic overflow logreader distribution sp_msadd_logreader_history,sp_msadd_distribution_history delivery latency

Article ID: 260342 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 19:26:06 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition

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