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SQL - Maximum stored procedure, function, trigger, or view nesting level exceeded (limit 32).

andrewmilner asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We've just moved our website to a new server from SQL2000 to SQL2008 web edition.

Now when we try to use the CMS to change the website and implement the changes we get this error.

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Maximum stored procedure, function, trigger, or view nesting level exceeded (limit 32).

Any ideas on a fix?  It was working fine before
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
Most Valuable Expert 2014
Top Expert 2009

>It was working fine before
something has changed :)
for example, the max nestlevel is set by default to 32.

now, if you have a trigger that does need this hight level, you might have a problem anyhow.
can you identify and post the offending trigger?


[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Maximum stored procedure, function, trigger, or view nesting level exceeded (limit 32).

/merchantadmin/catalogue/implementparams_subcatpages.asp, line 169

Looks like it's the last line - template.execute.

Is that a trigger then?

Any ideas?
'*******************GENERATE THE SUBCATEGORY PAGES**********************
 set oRScsb = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
' Maciej - 11.04.2005 - I added : 
'	support for parent(category) template if current subcategory has no template
'	I fixed the problem with getting templateid of current subcategory.
'		Mark, your idea of getting templateID from templates ( inner join templetes ) was good however you forgot to 
'		use it : you were still using sc.templateid instead of template.temp_id
' old query
' ExecuteString = "select sc.CatID,subcatid, sc.templateid, sc.category as subcatname, c.category as catname,sc.imageon, sc.imageoff, sc.imageover, sc.mainimage, temp_type,sc.categorytext1, sc.categorytext2, sc.categorytext3, sc.categorytext4, sc.categorytext5,sc.Notes, template_notes from subcategory sc left outer join category c on sc.catid = c.catid left outer join templates on sc.templateid = temp_id left outer join product_template on template_id = temp_id WHERE sc.[processed] = 0 order by sc.category"
' new query
 E =     "SELECT SC.[CatID], SC.[SubCatID], SC.[Category] as SubCatName, C.[Category] as CatName, SC.[ImageOn], SC.[ImageOff], SC.[ImageOver], "
 E = E & "SC.[MainImage], SC.[CategoryText1], SC.[CategoryText2], SC.[CategoryText3], SC.[CategoryText4], SC.[CategoryText5], "
 E = E & "T.[Temp_ID] as TemplateID, T.[Temp_Type], CT.[Temp_ID] as CategoryTemplateID, CT.[Temp_Type] as CategoryTemp_Type, "
 E = E & "SC.[Notes], P.[Template_Notes], CP.[Template_Notes] as CategoryTemplate_Notes "
 E = E & "FROM SubCategory SC "
 E = E & "LEFT OUTER JOIN Category			C  ON SC.[CatID]     = C.[CatID] "
 E = E & "LEFT OUTER JOIN Templates			T  ON SC.[TemplateID]= T.[Temp_ID] "
 E = E & "LEFT OUTER JOIN Product_Template	P  ON P.[Template_ID]= T.[Temp_ID] "
 E = E & "LEFT OUTER JOIN Templates			CT ON C.[TemplateID] = CT.[temp_id] "
 E = E & "LEFT OUTER JOIN Product_Template	CP ON C.[TemplateID] = CP.[Template_ID] "
 E = E & "WHERE SC.[Processed] = 0 "
 E = E & "ORDER BY SC.[Category]"
 set oRs3 = template.execute(E)
 if not oRs3.eof then
       fixcatid = oRs3("catid")
 end if
 subcatlisttxt = ""
 do while not oRs3.EOF 
    t_Catid = oRs3("catid")
    t_subcatid = oRs3("subcatid")
    t_subcatname = trim(oRs3("subcatname"))        
    t_catname = dotrim(oRs3("catname"))
    cimageon = dotrim(oRs3("imageon"))
    cimageoff = dotrim(oRs3("imageoff"))
    cimageover = dotrim(oRs3("imageover"))
    cmainimage = dotrim(oRs3("mainimage"))
    ccategorytext1 = dotrim(oRs3("categorytext1"))
    ccategorytext2 = dotrim(oRs3("categorytext2"))
    ccategorytext3 = dotrim(oRs3("categorytext3"))
    ccategorytext4 = dotrim(oRs3("categorytext4"))
    ccategorytext5 = dotrim(oRs3("categorytext5"))
    ctemplateid = oRs3("templateid")
    ctemp_type = dotrim(oRs3("temp_type"))  
    CategoryTemplateID = oRs3("CategoryTemplateID").value    
    CategoryTempType = dotrim(oRs3("CategoryTemp_Type")) 
    catnotes = oRs3("notes")
    if isnull(catnotes) then
       catnotes = ""
       catnotes = trim(catnotes)
    end if  
    template_notes = oRs3("template_notes")
    if isnull(template_notes) then
       template_notes = ""
       template_notes = trim(template_notes)
    end if
    categorytemplate_notes = oRs3("categorytemplate_notes")
    if isnull(template_notes) then
       categorytemplate_notes = ""
       categorytemplate_notes = trim(categorytemplate_notes)
    end if
    ' set template for subcategory
    cusetemplate = false
    if not isnull(ctemplateid) then
       if ctemplateid > 0 and ctemp_type = "category page" then
          cusetemplate = true
       end if
    end if
    ' set template for category    
    CategoryUseTemplate = false
    If Not isnull(CategoryTemplateID) Then
		If CategoryTemplateID > 0 And CategoryTempType = "category page" Then
			CategoryUseTemplate = True
		End If
	End If
    if cusetemplate then	
       ReturnString = template_notes	' use template for this subcategory
		' if there is no template for this subcategory
		' check for template for category
		If CategoryUseTemplate Then
			ReturnString = categorytemplate_notes		' use template for parent(category)
			If cattemp_id > 0 Then
				ReturnString = cattemp_notes						' use main default template 
				ReturnString = catnotes								' if no default page is set	use SubCategory Notes
			End If
		End If
	End If
    if isnull(returnstring) then
       returnstring = ""
    end if
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{subcategoryname}",t_subcatname)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{categoryname}",t_catname) 
    url_catname = replace(t_catname," ","_")
	if useurlrewriting then 
		ttfile = session("path_info") & "mcp/" & url_catname & ".html"
		ttfile = session("path_info") & "main.asp?category=" & server.URLencode(t_catname)
	end if
	tt = "<a href='" & ttfile & "' title='" & t_catname & "'>" & t_catname & "</a>"
	returnstring = replace(returnstring, "{category:link}", tt)
	url_subcatname = replace(t_subcatname," ","_")     
	if useurlrewriting then
		ttfile = session("path_info") & "scp/" & url_catname & "/" & url_subcatname & ".html"
		ttfile = session("path_info") & "products.asp?subcategory=" & server.URLencode(t_subcatname) & "&category=" & server.URLencode(t_catname)
	end if
	tt = "<a href='" & ttfile & "' title='" & t_subcatname & "'>" & t_subcatname & "</a>"
  	returnstring = replace(returnstring, "{subcategory:link}", tt) 
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{longdescription}",catnotes)
    cmainimagerendered = "<img src='" & path_info & "/images/" & cmainimage & "' border=0>"
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{mainimage}",cmainimagerendered)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{mainimagename}",cmainimage)
    csmallimagerendered = "<img src='" & path_info & "/images/" & cimageoff & "' border=0>"    
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{smallimage}",csmallimagerendered)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{smallimagename}",cimageoff)  
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{catvalue1}",ccategorytext1)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{catvalue2}",ccategorytext2)      
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{catvalue3}",ccategorytext3)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{catvalue4}",ccategorytext4)       
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{catvalue5}",ccategorytext5)
    'parse for {catsummary:xx} tags (ie category summary templates)
    returnstring = cattemplateparser(returnstring, "category",t_catid)
    'parse for {subcatsummary:xx} tags (ie subcategory summary templates)
    returnstring = cattemplateparser(returnstring, "subcategory",t_catid)     
    returnstring = featuredparser("subcategory",t_subcatname, returnstring)
    returnstring = sitemap(returnstring)
    returnstring = tagreplace(returnstring,"subcategory", t_catid, t_subcatid, t_catname, t_subcatname, "ParamSearch" & t_subcatid)
    returnstring = replace(returnstring,"{subcatid}",t_subcatid)    
    quadrentmaker returnstring, "subcategory", t_catname & t_subcatname
 ExecuteString = "UPDATE subcategory SET [processed] = 1"

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Any ideas?


The only thing that has changed is the database ie now 2008 web edition was 2000.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
Most Valuable Expert 2014
Top Expert 2009

>Is that a trigger then?

yes, you surely have a trigger on subcategory table.
Okay fixed it.  The kind support guys of the server host provided the solution.....
Disable Nested Triggers within the main instance settings.

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