When you run a sp_execute_external_script statement that has binary large object (BLOB) output parameter in parallel mode in Microsoft SQL Server 2016, you may notice that the execution may fail. Additionally, a dump file is generated by SQL Server. 


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

        Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Note: After you install this update, if BLOB output parameter is used, the sp_execute_external_script statement cannot be executed in parallel mode. 

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


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


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