FIX: "Error converting data type nvarchar to datetime" error occurs when you use business rule in SQL Server 2014 MDS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a business rule that checks whether a date attribute is empty in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Master Data Services (MDS).
  • You save and publish the business rule.
  • You open the entity view in MDS Explorer, and then run the business rule to validate the entity members.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Error converting data type nvarchar to datetime.

Note This issue occurs in SQL Server 2014 MDS that has applied Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) or later versions of updates.
The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

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Article ID: 3029504 - Last Review: 06/22/2015 13:49:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1

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