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BUG #: 57729 (SQLBUG_70)
A Transact-SQL SELECT statement, which has a large number of elements in the IN clause, may fail with a STACK OVERFLOW exception. In some cases, this problem may cause the client application to disconnect.
To work around this problem:
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:
274799For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/274799/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
With the fix for this problem, a stack overflow exception may still appear in the SQL Server error log. Furthermore, the user may also encounter the following error message:
However, the client application's connection is not dropped under any scenario with this fix. In some cases, the query runs successfully, where in the past a stack overflow exception occurred.
Msg 8621, Level 17, State 1
Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor ran out of stack space during query optimization.