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BUG #: 356641 ( SHILOH_BUGS )
A SQL Server assertion error might occur when you insert or update a row in a SQL Server database table. When this error occurs, the current connection is terminated, and the SQL Server error log file contains the following assertion error message:
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
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To work around this behavior, use the method that applies to your situation:
If the problem occurs with the ALTER VIEW or the ALTER PROCEDURE Transact-SQL command, drop the view or the procedure, and then re-create it with the CREATE VIEW or the CREATE PROCEDURE Transact-SQL command.
If the problem occurs with another Transact-SQL command (such as the UPDATE or the INSERT command), reorganize the clustered index on the table with a smaller FillFactor to avoid page splits.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
This problem can occur with any Transact-SQL command that inserts or updates a row in a table that causes a page split. This problem has been most frequently seen when using the ALTER VIEW or the ALTER PROCEDURE Transact-SQL commands. When you experience the problem with the ALTER VIEW or the ALTER PROCEDURE command, the short stack dump in the SQL Server error log file displays the following:
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit