When you try to open a hierarchical Microsoft ActiveX Data
Objects (ADO) Recordset with the Microsoft Data Shaping Service for OLE DB
service provider, you receive the following error message:
Run-time error '-2147024809 (80070057)':
to the Data Shaping Service was invalid.
This is caused by a new restriction that is imposed on the
length of the Shape query string in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)
2.8. This restriction does not exist in earlier versions of MDAC.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English
version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in
the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in
coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is
converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use
the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
16-Mar-2004 19:19 2.80.1037.0 147,456 Msadds.dll
16-Mar-2004 19:20 2000.85.1037.0 24,576 Odbcbcp.dll
16-Mar-2004 19:19 2000.85.1037.0 401,408 Sqlsrv32.dll
For a list of all the hotfixes available for MDAC 2.8, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
FIX: Hotfixes are available for MDAC 2.8
Without this fix, the Shape provider permits up to 32 KB in
a single query string. To work around this problem, use one of the following
- Rewrite the queries to fit this limitation.
- Use the reshaping feature to break the recordset up into
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section of this article.
removes all restrictions on the length of the query string and removes the
restrictions on the number of levels that are permitted in the
For more information about reshaping, see the following
Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
additional information, click the following article number to view the article
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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