FIX: Can’t create a database with a used database name by using the Create or CreateOrReplace command in SQL Server 2016

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

Symptoms


Assume that you create a tabular database by using the Create or the CreateOrReplace Tabular Model Scripting Language (TMSL) command in Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and the database name is DB1. Then, you rename the database to DB2. After that, you create another database with the name DB1 by using the same Create or CreateOrReplace TMSL command. In this situation, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
The JSON DDL request failed with the following error: Another 'Database' object has the <id> ID..
Note This issue doesn't occur if you have defined the database id.

Resolution


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

Status


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

References


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