KB4018954 - FIX: Domain entity drop-down displays an incorrect value when you connect to MDS by using MDS Add-in for Excel in SQL Server 2016

Symptoms

Assume that you connect to the Master Data Services (MDS) by using the MDS Add-in for Microsoft Excel in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. When you expand the drop-down list of a domain entity, the value isn't displayed correctly. Instead, a string that resembles "DomainEntity95aa45b8bb454a418211449def114fa2" is displayed.

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Status

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

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