FIX: The Snapshot Agent may fail after you make schema changes to the underlying tables of a publication

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Bug #: 470842 (SHILOH_BUGS)
SYMPTOMS
When the Snapshot Agent runs after you make schema changes to the underlying tables of a publication, the Snapshot Agent may fail. You may receive a syntax error message that is similar to the following:
SourceTypeId = 5
SourceName = Distribution
ErrorCode = 170
ErrorText = Line 1: Incorrect syntax near '004e0027'.
Line 1: Incorrect syntax near '004e0027'.
RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more 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   --------------------------------------------------------------------   31-May-2003  18:45  2000.80.818.0      78,400  Console.exe         28-Oct-2003  04:21  2000.80.873.0     315,968  Custtask.dll        02-Oct-2003  20:59  2000.80.867.0      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   12-Sep-2003  03:26  2000.80.859.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll          26-Aug-2003  20:16  2000.80.854.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll         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   10-Oct-2003  18:52                    745,961  Instmsdb.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        04-Aug-2003  18:17                    550,780  Procsyst.sql   12-Sep-2003  00:37                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql   22-May-2003  22:57                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql   06-Sep-2003  01:36                  1,090,932  Replmerg.sql   06-Sep-2003  07:18  2000.80.858.0     221,768  Replprov.dll        06-Sep-2003  07:18  2000.80.858.0     307,784  Replrec.dll         06-Sep-2003  00:00                  1,087,150  Replsys.sql   13-Aug-2003  16:28                    986,603  Repltran.sql   02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll        22-Oct-2003  00:08  2000.80.871.0      57,916  Semnt.dll           29-Jul-2003  20:13  2000.80.819.0     492,096  Semobj.dll          31-May-2003  18:27  2000.80.818.0     172,032  Semobj.rll   02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe        05-Aug-2003  21:06                    127,884  Sp3_serv_uni.sql   02-Jan-2004  19:41  2000.80.904.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll        02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe        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   27-Sep-2003  04:42  2000.80.865.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll        03-Sep-2003  02:56  2000.80.857.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll          02-Sep-2003  23:03  2000.80.857.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll   22-Oct-2003  00:08  2000.80.871.0     401,984  Sqlqry.dll          08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll        28-Dec-2003  01:55  2000.80.904.0   7,606,353  Sqlservr.exe        25-Jul-2003  21:44  2000.80.845.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll         08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll          02-Oct-2003  20:59  2000.80.867.0      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        28-Oct-2003  04:21  2000.80.873.0     123,456  Stardds.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 these 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.
MORE INFORMATION
If you run a profiler trace on the distributor when the problem occurs, you see the following command:

exec sp_MSadd_repl_command @publisher_id = 1, @publisher_db  =		  N'PublishDb1', @type = -2147483639, @article_id = 250, @xact_id =		  0x000000000000, @xact_seqno = 0x0001527500001926000100000001, @command_id =		  1328, @partial_command = 0, @command =		  0x7b00630061006c006c002000730070005f00610064006400730079006e00630074007200690067006700650072007300200028004e002700740062006c005f00720073005f0061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c00650027002c0020004e0027006e0075006c006c0027002c0020004e002700530051004c00530031004e004a00320055005300300031005c00500044003000310027002c0020004e002700500068006f0065006e00690078004e004a00320027002c0020004e002700500068006f0065006e00690078004e004a00320027002c0020004e002700730070005f004d005300730079006e0063005f0069006e0073005f00740062006c005f00720073005f0061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c0065005f00310027002c0020004e002700730070005f004d005300730079006e0063005f007500700064005f00740062006c005f00720073005f0061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c0065005f00310027002c0020004e002700730070005f004d005300730079006e0063005f00640065006c005f00740062006c005f00720073005f0061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c0065005f00310027002c0020004e002700730070005f004d0053006300660074005f00500068006f0065006e00690078004e004a0032005f00740062006c005f00720073005f0061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c00650027002c0020004e002700640062006f0027002c0020004e00270061006e0061006c007900730074005f006d0061006e006100670065006d0065006e0074005f007300630068006500640075006c0065005f006900640027002c0020004e0027006e0075006c006c0027002c0020004e0027006e0075006c006c0027002c00200030007800300031003000300030003000300030002c00200030002c0031002c004e002700530051004c00530031004e004a00320055005300300033005c0050004400300036002700200029007d00		  004e0027???3Ÿ3??004c00530031004e004a00320055005300300033005c0050004400300036002700200029007d00


This command was being inserted into the distribution database when the problem occurred. This command is exactly 2,048 characters long, as shown in the following query.

Note The hexidecimal BLOB was truncated where the end of the command should be.

select datalength(' exec sp_MSadd_repl_command @publisher_id = 1, @publisher_db  = N''PublishDb1'', @type = -2147483639, @article_id = 250, @xact_id = 0x000000000000, @xact_seqno = 0x0001527500001926000100000001, @command_id = 1328, @partial_command = 0, @command = 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 ')
The function that was manipulating the command string was not null-terminating the string if its length was an exact multiple of 2,048. Depending on the number and the arrangement of articles in the publication, the problem might not appear from one snapshot generation to the next snapshot generation. This hotfix makes sure that the resulting string is null-terminated, even when its length is an exact multiple of 2,048.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 834453 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:58:50 - Revision: 3.2

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