KB4580949 - FIX: Snapshot agent fails when you create Transactional Publication with all tables and UDFs in SQL Server 2019

Applies to: SQL Server 2019 on Windows


Consider the following scenario:
  • Assume that you upgrade a SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2019 RTM or later versions, or you restore a database from pre-SQL Server 2019 to SQL Server 2019 RTM or later versions.
  • You change the database compatibility level to 150. 
  • When you create a Transactional Publication on the restored database with all the Tables and User-Defined Functions (UDFs), you notice that the Snapshot agent fails and returns the following error message:


DateTime Exception Message: An invalid option was specified for the statement "CREATE/ALTER FUNCTION".

DateTime A RETURN statement with a return value cannot be used in this context.

DateTime Message Code: 487


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


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