FIX: "Invalid column name '<ColumnName>'" error when you run some MDX queries that you could previously run successfully in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012

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Symptoms

Assume that you apply one of the following cumulative update packages to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2:
  • Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later version
  • Cumulative update package 8 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version
When you try to run some Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) queries that you could previously run successfully, you receive the following error message:
OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Invalid column name '<ColumnName>'.; 42S22; Invalid column name '<ColumnName>'.; 42S22.

Cause

This issue occurs because the fix for the issue that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2741143 contains a regression.

Resolution

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

Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2012

Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

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Status

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

Properties

Article ID: 2889987 - Last Review: December 16, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
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