Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a business rule that tests for a blank value on a numeric attribute in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS).

  • You save and publish the business rule.

  • You open the entity in MDS Explorer, and run the business rule to validate the entity members.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

8114: Error converting data type nvarchar to numeric. Transaction count after EXECUTE indicates a mismatching number of BEGIN and COMMIT statements. Previous count = 0, current count = 1.


Note This issue also occurs in SQL Server 2014 MDS that has applied CU3 or later versions. For example, when you execute a business rule in MDS that checks whether a date attribute is empty, you receive the following error message:

Error converting data type nvarchar to datetime


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Status

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

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