Consider the following scenario:

In this scenario, you find two duplicated worksheets are opened from the Master Data Services entity.


This problem occurs because clicks on the Load button are handled incorrectly for favorite saved queries.

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

How to obtain this updateMicrosoft Download Center

You can download the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft Excel from the Microsoft Download Center:

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Add-in for Microsoft Excel

Select the download that matches the 32-bit or 64-bit nature of the existing Excel 2013 installation:

  • For the 64-bit version of Excel, download 1033\x64\MasterDataServicesExcelAddin.msi.

  • For the 32-bit version of Excel, download 1033\x86\MasterDataServicesExcelAddin.msi.

To determine which version of Excel is installed, start Excel, and then create a new workbook. To see the version information, click File, click the Account tab, and then click About Excel.


To work around this problem, use the Save Query drop-down menu instead of clicking the Star button.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, see the following topics:

How to load data from MDS into Excel

An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems

Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packagesSee the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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