Duplicated worksheets are opened when you use the SQL Server Master Data Services Add-in for Microsoft Excel in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the SQL Server Master Data Services Add-in for Microsoft Excel in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014.
  • You click the Star button on the Master Data ribbon.
  • You select a shortcut query from the list and then click Load in the Manage Queries dialog box.

In this scenario, you find two duplicated worksheets are opened from the Master Data Services entity.


This problem occurs because clicks on the Load button are handled incorrectly for favorite saved queries.


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014

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How to obtain this update

Microsoft Download Center

You can download the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft Excel from the Microsoft Download Center:

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Add-in for Microsoft Excel

Select the download that matches the 32-bit or 64-bit nature of the existing Excel 2013 installation:
  • For the 64-bit version of Excel, download 1033\x64\MasterDataServicesExcelAddin.msi.
  • For the 32-bit version of Excel, download 1033\x86\MasterDataServicesExcelAddin.msi.

To determine which version of Excel is installed, start Excel, and then create a new workbook. To see the version information, click File, click the Account tab, and then click About Excel.


To work around this problem, use the Save Query drop-down menu instead of clicking the Star button.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, see the following topics:
How to load data from MDS into Excel

An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems

Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.


Article ID: 2885671 - Last Review: April 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard
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