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Problem getting data from LDAP - Could not convert the data value due to reasons other than sign mismatch or overflow.

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Hi Experts,

I'm trying to drag back some data using an LDAP connection in Query Analyzer.

The following sql ...

select      personaltitle, givenname
from      openquery(ADSI,
      'select      btpersonaltitle, givenname
       from      ''LDAP://myldapserver/ou=people,ou=xyz,o=ABC''
       where      workforceid = 12345')

Brings back the following error ...

Server: Msg 7346, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Could not get the data of the row from the OLE DB provider 'ADsDSOObject'. Could not convert the data value due to reasons other than sign mismatch or overflow.
OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'ADsDSOObject' IRowset::GetData returned 0x40eda:  Data status returned from the provider: [COLUMN_NAME=givenname STATUS=DBSTATUS_E_CANTCONVERTVALUE], [COLUMN_NAME=personaltitle STATUS=DBSTATUS_S_OK]].

I think this might be caused by the givenname coming back as an array but I'm afraid to say I don't know how to deal with it if it is. For the life of me I can't get this right - all I want is a single line to come back with the name and title of the person.

Can you help??

Many thanks in advance.
SWD
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So you're saying this is a problem within SQL Server?? I won't be able to get sign-off to apply a hotfix to our server so this isn't much help I'm afraid.

I've been told by one of the guys working in the Active Directory team in our company that this response is expected because the data is being returned in an array.

So I thought it would be a reasonably straightforward thing to sort out (if you know what to do obviously!!)

Thanks
SWD
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Thanks for your help on this. Although it means I'm a bit stuck moving forward I realise that this is probably what I need to do to get things fixed. Thanks again.
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