FIX: A linked server query fails with the error message "Statement(s) could not be prepared" in SQL Server 2000

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BUG #: 355758 (SQL Server 8.0)

Symptoms
When you run a linked server query, the query may fail and you receive the following error message:

Server: Msg 8180, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Statement(s) could not be prepared.
Server: Msg 107, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The column prefix '<tableName>' does not match with a table name or alias name used in the query.
Resolution

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 fix 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   --------------------------------------------------------------------   31-May-2003  18:45  2000.80.818.0      78,400  Console.exe         25-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll        25-Apr-2003  02:12                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf   25-Apr-2003  02:12                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf   30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll   24-Apr-2003  02:51                    747,927  Instdist.sql   03-May-2003  01:56                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll         01-Apr-2003  02:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql   05-Apr-2003  01:46  2000.80.800.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll        07-May-2003  20:41  2000.80.819.0      25,144  Opends60.dll        02-Apr-2003  21:48  2000.80.796.0      57,904  Osql.exe            02-Apr-2003  23:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll   22-May-2003  22:57                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql   12-Jun-2003  16:37                  1,083,989  Replmerg.sql   04-Apr-2003  21:53  2000.80.798.0     221,768  Replprov.dll        08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784  Replrec.dll   05-May-2003  00:05                  1,085,874  Replsys.sql   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0     492,096  Semobj.dll   31-May-2003  18:27  2000.80.818.0     172,032  Semobj.rll   29-May-2003  00:29                    115,944  Sp3_serv_uni.sql   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll   07-Apr-2003  17:44                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe   19-Mar-2003  18:20  2000.80.789.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll   02-Jul-2003  00:18  2000.80.834.0     180,736  Sqlmap70.dll   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll        23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0   7,553,105  Sqlservr.exe        08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll   25-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll   31-May-2003  18:59  2000.80.818.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe        30-Apr-2003  23:52  2000.80.816.0      45,132  Ums.dll   02-Jul-2003  00:19  2000.80.834.0      98,816  Xpweb70.dll      				

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 825019 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:20:11 - Revision: 5.0

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

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