FIX: Cannot connect to the MDS database by using the MDS Add-in for Microsoft Excel

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

Symptoms


Assume that you have a Master Data Services (MDS) database in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2 or SQL Server 2017. When you try to connect to the MDS database by using the MDS Add-in for Microsoft Excel, the connection is unsuccessful.

Resolution


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

Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2017

Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2

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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