FIX: Unexpected exception error occurs when you run DISCOVER_CSDL_METADATA in Power BI Desktop in SQL Server 2016

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 Enterprise

Symptoms


When you run the DISCOVER_CSDL_METADATA command in the Power BI Desktop, you may receive an unexpected exception error message. Additionally, mini dumps are generated.
<Error ErrorCode="3238002710"Description="Internal error: An unexpected exception occurred."Source="Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services"HelpFile="" /> 

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 update for SQL Server:
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