Consider the following scenario:
- In Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you try to transfer some data by using the Transfer object.
- You set the WithDependencies property of the Transfer object to a value of "FALSE".
- The source database name that is passed to the Transfer object, and the actual database name (specified in the SQL Server metadata), have different case sensitivity. For example, the passed database name is "Test", but the actual database name is "TEST".
- You transfer some data by using the TransferData() method of the Transfer object.
In this scenario, the following error message may be returned:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dts.DtsTransferProvider.Configure(ITransferMetadataProvider metadataProvider)
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Cumulative update package 5 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.
To work around this problem, when you pass a database name to the Transfer
object, use the same case sensitivity as the actual database name (specified in the SQL Server metadata).
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates