Assume that you connect to an instance of SQL Server 2014 or 2016 by using Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server. When you execute a query that retrieves data of the sql_variant data type, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
An error encountered: SQLState = HY000, NativeError: 0, ErrorMessage: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server]Protocol error in TDS stream
This problem was fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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