FIX: Access violation exception occurs during Query Optimization of a query that accesses a table with Filtered Indexes or Statistics

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


When you use Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or 2016, you may experience an access violation exception during the compilation of a query which references a table with filtered indexes or filtered statistics.


This issue occurs because the query optimizer cannot acquire a Schema-Stability Lock on the table while other queries are accessing the table.


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


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

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