This issue occurs when you use the Business Rules Extension feature (Master Data Services) in the following scenario:

  • You create a user-defined function that takes an argument in Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

  • You create a business rule that takes that function as a condition or as an action.

  • You set Blank as the parameter value.

  • You publish the business rule.

In this scenario, when you apply this business rule, you may receive the following exception:

Cannot insert the value NULL into column "ArgumentScript"


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

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


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


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