FIX: Query results are not as expected when you run a particular query from Excel in SQL 2014 SP2 CU14 or later version (2016, 2017 or 2019)

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have Master Data Services (MDS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Cumulative Update 14 (CU14) or later version (2016, 2017 or 2019) installed.
  • You have the SQL Server 2014 MDS Add-in for Microsoft Excel installed.
  • You run a particular query from Excel.

In this scenario, you will find that the query results are changed and not as expected. Additionally, it may break the behavior of Excel.

Status


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

Resolution


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

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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:

References


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