BUG: You may receive a "String or binary data would be truncated" error in the SQL Server error log in BizTalk Server 2004


When you work with Microsoft SQL Server Database Tracking and Archiving (DTA) in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you may notice truncated data and you may receive the following error message in the SQL Server error log:
String or binary data would be truncated


This behavior may occur if you work with DTA and your data is larger than the space that is allocated in Microsoft SQL Server to house the data.


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ALTER TABLE dta_custom_field_names ALTER COLUMN nvcName nvarchar(1024) NOT NULL


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

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Steps to reproduce the behavior

  1. Create the document tracking database. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, point to
      Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, and then click Query Analyzer.
    2. Type Use ArchiveTrackingDatabase, and then click Execute.
    3. On the File menu, click
      Open. The Open Query File dialog box appears.
    4. In the Look in list box, locate \Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server\Setup.
    5. Click
      BTS_Tracking_ArchiveDB_Schema.sql, and then click
    6. On the Query menu, click
  2. Configure a receive pipeline that will track fields that have a path that is larger than 80 characters but is less than 1,024 characters.

    Note For more information about how to create a receive pipeline, see the following BizTalk Server 2004 tutorial:
  3. Process documents through this receive pipeline.
  4. Archive the tracking data.

ID do Artigo: 883911 - Última Revisão: 24 de mar de 2009 - Revisão: 1