When you execute a query that contains many COUNT DISTINCT operations in Microsoft SQL Server 2016, an access violation might occur.
This problem was fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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To work around this issue, break the query into multiple small queries.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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