FIX: Adding a subscription to an Oracle transactional publication or an Oracle snapshot publication fails in SQL Server 2014 SP2 or later

When you add a subscription to an Oracle transactional publication or an Oracle snapshot publication in SQL Server 2014 with Service Pack 2 or a later version, you receive the following error message:

A publication must have at least one article before a subscription to it can be created.
The subscription could not be found.
Changed database context to 'distribution'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 14124)

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

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Article ID: 3208243 - Last Review: 12/28/2016 18:19:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

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