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mom: sp_helpdb - cannot insert the value null into column

been getting any of these errors?

the system stored procedure sp_helpdb, which is used to gather information about the databases, has returned an error that may indicate that it cannot determine the db owner for the database [databasename].

here are the details:

sp_helpdb @dbname='databasename' on sql server instance: [instancename]. error number: 515, error information: [microsoft][odbc sql server driver][sql server]cannot insert the value null into column '', table ''; column does not allow nulls. insert fails.

this generally occurs when there's no owner specified for the database. executing this query will tell you if that's the case:
select name, suser_sname(sid) from master.dbo.sysdatabases where suser_sname(sid) is null
if indeed it does show up in this query, using sp_changedbowner will fix it. this will assign sa as the owner (make sure to change the database to the one you need to correct):
exec sp_changedbowner 'SA'

Comments

  1. Helpful posting. Thanks!!

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  2. Excellent post for those of us MOM admins who don't know squat about SQL. Thx much!

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  3. Very good post.. helped me out! :-)

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  4. Thanks a lot for your post. It's very useful

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  5. Thanks, you saved my day :)

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  6. Still useful!! :)

    -Bryce

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  7. Good article...helped me a lot

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