KB4539897 - FIX: Access violation may occur when you run XML query against a table that has a primary XML index in SQL Server 2016


Assume you have a table with an xml column and you create a primary XML index on the xml column. When you run a query that uses CROSS or OUTER APPLY against the table, an access violation may occur. Dropping the primary XML index will stop access violations from occurring, but may negatively affect performance.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

About cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!