FIX: Cannot create or manage data alert for a report if the report name or folder name contains a comma in SSRS

Symptoms
This update fixes the following issue that occurs when you use Reporting Services data alerts in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014. 

Assume that you install SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint mode, and then you create a data alert definition for a report that has a comma (,) in the report name, or the report is located in a folder and the folder name contains a comma (,). In this situation, you may receive an error message that resembles the following in a message box:
System.ArgumentException: [Arg_ArgumentException]
Arguments:
Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=106663&Version=5.1.40416.00&File=mscorlib.dll&Key=Arg_ArgumentException
    at MS.Internal.XcpImports.CheckHResult(UInt32 hr)
After you dismiss the message box, the webpage remains in a loading state and never completes.

Note A similar issue might occur when you click the Manage Data Alert context menu of a report. In this scenario, you don't receive an error message, but the webpage remains in a loading state and never completes.
Resolution
The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative updates of SQL Server: Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server
Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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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Article ID: 3177666 - Last Review: 10/18/2016 02:59:00 - Revision: 5.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

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