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Unknown error in Query Designer: 800401F9

Posted on 2004-08-25
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I am trying to retrieve data from my views. I can open the design view, but when I want to view the results of the query, I get:

Unknown error in Query Designer: 800401F9

This is urgent.
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Question by:maryds
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by:jdlambert1
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Here's a reference to your problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q273472

Here's a work-around: after designing, open the SQL pane, and copy the SQL. Then open Query Analyzer and paste the code, and execute from there...
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by:maryds
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I've already read the microsoft article. I uninstalled and reinstalled Enterprise Manager, and I still get the problem.

Tried your workaround and it doesn't recognize the tables I'm using -- must be doing something wrong.

Will try on another machine now.
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In QA, you need to make sure it's connected to the correct server and database. Also, if you have multiple copies of the database (such as two test databases, or a production database and a development database), then make sure the views exist on the database you're connected to. Can't think of anything else at the moment...
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by:maryds
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Works on another machine per the KB article. Will see if my SQL admin can apply the patch.

Your workaround works -- I was connecting to the wrong database.

Thanks!
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by:Hardeveld
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I'm having the same problem, only in the Enterprise manager and returning rows from a table. Since the same error also occurs when trying to make a connection with Spotlight SQL, the work arround is not very helpfull. Is the a solution fi replacing the dll ? wich one ??
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