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The Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment SPImport class fails when calling the ImportNavigationXml method

The Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment SPImport class fails when calling the ImportNavigationXml method.

This will be triggered whenever a user opens the Navigation page under Site Settings of a SharePoint site and clicks the “OK” button, even without making changes. Any future export and attempt to import the site will fail with a root cause being a SQL exception:

System.Data.SqlException (0x80131904): Invalid length parameter passed to the RIGHT function.

Information indicates that a assumption made in this SQL function causes a negative number to be passed in and an exception occurs.

No combination of navigation settings, including all menu items seems to resolve the issue. It seems to be one of three core navigation nodes being passed in that triggers the exception.

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