Blank value inserted into untyped XML column in replicated table kills Log Reader agent - by Kendal Van Dyke

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ID 588723 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 3
Opened 8/24/2010 9:07:14 AM
Access Restriction Public


SQL Server allows a blank value\emptry string ('') to be inserted into an untyped XML column. If the column is in a table that is part of a transactional replication publication the blank value will cause the Log Reader agent to fail. This happens on all versions of SQL Server since 2005 RTM.
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Posted by Maria Zakourdaev on 5/25/2013 at 2:49 AM
I experience this issue over and over in the sql 2008 R2. Was it fixed in sql 2012 ?
Posted by Microsoft on 12/3/2010 at 10:25 AM
Hi Kendal,

This issue does not repro in the early builds of next major release of SQL Server.

If you need more focus on this for existing versions of SQL Server I would recommend you contact our support staff.

You may already have a local support representative. If not you'll find more information on

Best regards
Jean-Yves Devant
Program Manager (Replication/CDC/CT)
SQL Server Engine Team
Posted by Microsoft on 10/29/2010 at 4:15 PM
Hi Kendal ,
thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, this is really important to us.
We will investigate the issue and get back to you.

Best regards
Jean-Yves Devant
Program Manager (Replication/CDC/CT)

SQL Server Engine Team