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BUG #: 351450 (SHILOH_bugs)
The execution of a stored procedure that includes the following statement to update a remote table over a linked server does not work correctly:
UPDATE [RemoteServer].pubs.dbo.RemoteTable SET Name = @Name WHERE MyID = @ID
When the stored procedure is executed the first time, the target table is modified correctly; however, the following executions are not able to modify that table.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
To work around this problem either:
Run the stored procedure with the WITH RECOMPILE option or use the WITH RECOMPILE option when you create the stored procedure.
exec usp_TestUpdate 1, 'SecondRun' with recompile
Create a dynamic execution for the UPDATE statement in the stored procedure. For example:
Use pubsgoCreate PROCEDURE usp_TestUpdate @ID int, @Name varchar(12) AS declare @Mylog char(10)set @Mylog = cast(@ID as char(10))exec("UPDATE [RemoteServer].pubs.dbo.RemoteTable SET Name = '" + @Name+"' WHERE MyID = " + @Mylog)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
The following code demonstrates the problem.
Create a table named RemoteTable on a linked server and populate the table with a row:
Use pubsgoCreate table RemoteTable( MyID int primary key, Name varchar(12))goinsert into RemoteTable values(1,'abc')
Create a stored procedure on the local server that contains an UPDATE statement to a table created on the linked server:
Use pubsgoCreate PROCEDURE usp_TestUpdate @ID int, @Name varchar(12) AS UPDATE [RemoteServer].pubs.dbo.RemoteTable SET Name = @Name WHERE MyID = @ID
Run the stored procedure:
exec usp_TestUpdate 1, 'firstRun'goselect * from remoteserver.pubs.dbo.RemoteTable
The result is:
Output=====MyID Name1 firstRun
Run the stored procedure again:
exec usp_TestUpdate 1, 'SecondRun'goselect * from remoteserver.pubs.dbo.RemoteTable