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FIX: "A database error has occurred" error message in SQL Server 2012 when you create a business rule in which the name of an attribute contains a space

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release.
Symptoms
Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a business rule in System Administration of Master Data Manager in Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
  • The business rule contains a combination of attributes. The name of one of the attributes contains a space.
  • You try to publish the business rule.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
A database error has occurred. Contact your system administrator.
Cause
This issue occurs because of a bug in SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS).
Resolution

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2012. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2679368 Cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2012
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Workaround
To work around this issue, do not use spaces in attribute names in a business rule.
References
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2683514 - Last Review: 11/19/2012 16:31:00 - Revision: 2.0

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