KB3029504 - 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.

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

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