KB3208243 - FIX: Adding a subscription to an Oracle transactional publication or an Oracle snapshot publication fails in SQL Server 2014 or 2016

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Symptoms

When you add a subscription to an Oracle transactional publication or an Oracle snapshot publication in SQL Server 2014 or 2016, you receive the following error message:

A publication must have at least one article before a subscription to it can be created.
The subscription could not be found.
Changed database context to 'distribution'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 14124)


Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

    Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

    Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

About cumulative updates for SQL Server

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:

    Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2014

Status

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

References

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