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FIX: Internal Query Processor Error 8623 When Microsoft SQL Server Tries to Compile a Plan for a Complex Query

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When Microsoft SQL Server tries to compile a plan for a complex query, you may receive the following error message:
Server: Msg 8623, Level 16, State 1, Line 6
Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor could not produce a query plan.
Contact your primary support provider for more information.
This error is not based on any particular query construct. Also, this error is not limited to any particular database environment, to any particular amount of data, or to any particular kind of data. This error may first occur only sporadically. However, this error may occur repeatedly after the first time it occurs.

Service pack information

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

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File Name   --------------------------------------------------------------   25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      29,244  Dbmslpcn.dll        07-Feb-2003  20:44                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf   07-Feb-2003  20:44                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf   29-Jan-2003  16:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   07-Apr-2003  10:15  2000.80.801.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll           29-Jan-2003  20:18                    746,470  Instdist.sql   29-Jan-2003  16:55                      1,402  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll         31-Mar-2003  17:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql   04-Apr-2003  16:46  2000.80.800.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll        02-Apr-2003  12:48  2000.80.796.0      57,904  Osql.exe            02-Apr-2003  14:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll        04-Apr-2003  12:27                  1,083,467  Replmerg.sql   04-Apr-2003  12:53  2000.80.798.0     221,768  Replprov.dll        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784  Replrec.dll         31-Mar-2003  17:23                  1,084,828  Replsys.sql   03-Apr-2003  09:14                    104,868  Sp3_serv_uni.sql   07-Apr-2003  08:44                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe       19-Mar-2003  09:20  2000.80.789.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll   27-Feb-2003  16:34  2000.80.778.0     176,696  Sqlmap70.dll        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll        11-Apr-2003  13:52  2000.80.804.0   7,540,817  Sqlservr.exe        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll          25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      29,244  Ssmslpcn.dll        25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll        17-Mar-2003  05:49                    727,132  Sysmessages.sym   27-Feb-2003  16:34  2000.80.778.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll      				
Note Because of file dependencies, the most current hotfix or the most current feature that contains the files in this table may also contain additional files.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

Article ID: 818729 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:18:36 - Revision: 8.4

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit

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