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

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2008 R2 DatacenterSQL Server 2008 R2 Developer

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

Status


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