When running Microsoft Query (MSQuery), you may receive the
following message in the SQL Server error log or Windows NT Event Viewer
Application Log when you attempt to create a new query or open an existing
99/03/04 12:42:07.28 spid10 DBCC TRACEON 208,
: The server process ID (spid) value will vary.
DBCC TRACEON (208) simply means SET QUOTED IDENTIFIER ON.
Therefore, these messages do not cause any harm and can safely be ignored. The
SQL Server ODBC driver puts the DBCC TRACEON (208) message into the connection
string whenever it determines that MSQuery is connecting to SQL Server. This
only occurs in a connection between Microsoft Query and SQL Server; for
example, if you were to use Microsoft Access instead of Microsoft Query, you
would not see these messages in the error log.
If you want to
prevent these messages from appearing in the error log, you can use trace flag
2505 as a startup parameter.
To add trace flag 2505 as a SQL Server
startup parameter, use these steps:
- In Enterprise Manager, right-click the server name, and
then click Properties.
- On the General tab, click Startup
- Add the following as a new parameter:
- Restart the server for the new parameter to take effect.