FIX: Query with Complex Correlated Subquery May Cause Unexpected Results in Aggregate Functions

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BUG #: 352826 (SHILOH_BUGS)
SYMPTOMS
Aggregate functions may return incorrect results in a query that has a correlated subquery. The showplan for the query will show a spool operation followed by a nested loop join.
RESOLUTION
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
WORKAROUND
You can add a merge or hash join hint in the FROM clause of the inner query to remove the spool operation from the query plan. You can also add appropriate indexes so that the optimizer will choose a different query plan that does not use the spool operation.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
Aggregates, correlated subquery, spool
Properties

Article ID: 299285 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 22:37:53 - Revision: 3.2

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