Replication having issue when creating publication - Update or insert of view or function 'dbo.sysarticlecolumns' failed because it contains a derived or constant field.


  • Update or insert of view or function 'dbo.sysarticlecolumns' failed because it contains a derived or constant field.
    Cannot generate a filter view or procedure. Verify that the value specified for the @filter_clause parameter of sp_addarticle can be added to the WHERE clause of a SELECT statement to produce a valid query.
    Changed database context to 'xxxx'.
    Msg 156, Level 15, State 1: Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'from'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 4406)
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:50 AM

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  • Can we see what the problem article looks like? We need to see the schema for this as well as the sp_addarticle statement.
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:19 PM
  • Hi 

    Here is that the sp_addarticle look like on distribution db

    USE [distribution]
    /****** Object:  StoredProcedure [sys].[sp_addarticle]    Script Date: 6/13/2018 10:43:28 AM ******/
    ALTER procedure [sys].[sp_addarticle]
        @publication					sysname,
        @article						sysname,
        @source_table					nvarchar (386) = NULL,
        @destination_table				sysname = NULL,
        @vertical_partition				nchar(5) = N'false',
        @type							sysname = NULL,
        @filter							nvarchar (386) = NULL,
        @sync_object					nvarchar (386) = NULL,
        @ins_cmd						nvarchar (255) = NULL,
        @del_cmd						nvarchar (255) = NULL,
        @upd_cmd						nvarchar (255) = NULL,
        @creation_script				nvarchar (255) = NULL,
        @description					nvarchar (255) = NULL,
        @pre_creation_cmd				nvarchar(10) = N'drop',
        @filter_clause					ntext    = NULL,
        @schema_option					varbinary(8) = NULL,
        @destination_owner				sysname = NULL,
        @status							tinyint = NULL,
        @source_owner					sysname = NULL,
        @sync_object_owner				sysname = NULL,
        @filter_owner					sysname = NULL,
        @source_object					sysname = NULL,
        @artid							int = NULL OUTPUT,
        @auto_identity_range			nvarchar(5) = NULL,
        @pub_identity_range				bigint = NULL,
        @identity_range					bigint = NULL,
        @threshold						int = NULL,
        @force_invalidate_snapshot		bit = 0,
        @use_default_datatypes			bit = 1,
        @identityrangemanagementoption	nvarchar(10) = NULL,   -- NONE, MANUAL, AUTO
        @publisher						sysname = NULL,
        @fire_triggers_on_snapshot      nvarchar(5) = N'false'
        set nocount on
        DECLARE @cmd nvarchar(4000)
                    ,@retcode int
                    ,@publisher_type sysname
        EXEC @retcode = sys.sp_MSrepl_getpublisherinfo  @publisher        = @publisher,
                                                                            @rpcheader        = @cmd OUTPUT,
                                                                            @publisher_type    = @publisher_type OUTPUT
        IF @retcode <> 0
            RETURN (@retcode)
        select @publisher = UPPER(@publisher) 
                ,@cmd = @cmd + N'sys.sp_MSrepl_addarticle'
        EXEC @retcode = @cmd
                        @artid OUTPUT,
        RETURN (@retcode)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:24 AM
  • Hi Viivek,

    According to the error, it is related to the view or function dbo.sysarticlecolumns. However in your shared query, there's no dbo.sysarticlecolumns. Is this view or function in sys.sp_MSrepl_getpublisherinfo? If it is possible please share us the entire sys.sp_MSrepl_getpublisherinfo query.

    And is the shared query complete? For the first EXEC, the value is from sys.sp_MSrepl_getpublisherinfo. However the second EXEC seems odd.

    Xi Jin.

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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:52 AM
  • Hi

    that all created on distribution db inside System Databases when using replication, it created a distribution db and inside this all this functions are system generated and i am not able to see view definition of system views, is there any way to check distribution db is corrected for there is any issue on my database used for publication , i have created a dummy database for replication and it is working fine with subscription.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:05 AM
  • What I was hoping you would share with us was this:

    exec sp_addarticle @publication = N'Publication, @article = N'Article', @source_owner = N'dbo', @source_object = N'Article', @type = N'indexed view logbased', @description = N'', @creation_script = N'', @pre_creation_cmd = N'none', @schema_option = 0x0000000000030073, @identityrangemanagementoption = N'none', @destination_table = N'Feed', @destination_owner = N'Reference', @status = 16, @vertical_partition = N'false', @ins_cmd = N'CALL [sp_MSins_ReferenceFeed]', @del_cmd = N'CALL [sp_MSdel_ReferenceFeed]', @upd_cmd = N'SCALL [sp_MSupd_ReferenceFeed]'

    Then the schema for the article/table/view/storedprocedure/function you are trying to replicate which is causing this error.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:16 AM