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You may receive an "OLE DB provider '<Provider Name>' supplied inconsistent metadata for a column" error message when you issue an SQL query statement against a DB2 table in Host Integration Server

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In Microsoft Host Integration Server, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following when you issue an SQL query statement:
Server: Msg 7356,Level 16,State 1,Line 1 OLE DB provider 'Provider Name' supplied inconsistent metadata for a column. Metadata information was changed at execution time. OLE DB error trace [Non-interface error: Column 'columnID' (compile-time ordinal 5) of object ' SQL_instance.Database_name.table_name ' was reported to have a DBTYPE of 128 at compile time and 129 at run time].
This behavior occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You issue a four-part SQL query statement against an IBM DB2 table.
  • The DB2 table contains a column that has a user-defined data type.
Host Integration Server data providers do not support user-defined data types.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods:
  • Add the following property to the provider connection string:
    "Use Early Metadata=True"
    This connection string property forces the provider to use the metadata at prepare time or at compile time. However, this method might not work if the data type changes.
  • Export the data from DB2 to a text file, and then use SQL Data Transformation Services to load the data into the Microsoft SQL Server database.
This behavior is by design.

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Article ID: 910454 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 03:43:54 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 Standard Edition, Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 Standard Edition

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