Article ID: 288095 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q288095
BUG #: 235727 (shiloh_bugs)
BUG #: 58274 (sqlbug_70)
Queries that contain a large number of arguments (thousands) inside an IN or a NOT IN clause may generate a stack overflow. For example, the following query results in a stack overflow:
The SQL Server error log contains information similar to the following when the stack overflow occurs:
In some cases, SQL Server may actually shutdown as a result of the stack overflow.
2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 08/10/00 12:02:37 Stack Overflow Dump not possible - Exception c00000fd E at 0x00587286 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 Address=587286 Exception Code = c00000fd 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 eax=195922d0 ebx=19592338 ecx=2ad0e938 edx=00000007 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 esi=196ce2c8 edi=19592180 eip=00587286 esp=2ac93000 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 ebp=2ac93028 efl=00010202 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 cs=1b ss=23 ds=23 es=23 fs=38 gs=0 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 1: Return Address 00587286 2000-08-10 12:02:37.87 spid51 2: Return Address 0058728B.................
Rewrite the query and use a #temp table to contain the values in the IN list instead of using an IN clause. For example, the preceding query can be re-written like this:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The client is not disconnected but this error message may occur:
Server: Msg 8621, Level 17, State 1, Line 2 Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor ran out of stack space during query optimization.
Article ID: 288095 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 4.4