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Pull replication causing error 1038 in MS-SQL Server.

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I am attempting to set up a simple snapshot replication between two SQL 2000 servers. I have set a machine up to do a pull replication from another machine. The setup process seemed to work fine, and the publishing machine reports that it has generated the initial snapshot. As well, the initial schema was created on the target machine in a new database set up to receive the snapshot.

However, on the pull side I am receiving the following error from the pull replication scheduled process itself (several tables and stored procedures do get transferred prior, but the error does not specify which object failed to transfer). The error is as follows:

Category:SQLSERVER
Source:  BATTRA
Number:  1038
Message: Cannot use empty object or column names. Use a single space if necessary.

I have searched the MS online docs and support DB's, as well as Googling for this message, but I have found nothing useful to help me diagnose the cause, simply others asking similar questions in other forums.
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by:UncleMatt
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you'll probavbly have to trawl through your tables looking for a field without a fieldname, it won't be fun if it's a big database.

you might be able to look in the syscolumns table in the DB you are replicating to check for blank fieldnames.

I've not had the error myself but thats what i'd guess it'd be.

Matt.
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by:Godeke
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I have searched my system tables for any objects (syscolumns, sysobjects, sysforeignkeys, etc) with null or '' fieldnames. There are none that I can find. I am out of places to search for such a problem. This DB works in all other regards.
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by:SteveGTR
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You might try to run SQL profiler and find the error there.
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