Assume that you create an entity sync relationship in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services (MDS).The entity sync may fail if the Name or Code attribute of the source entity contains any non-default value of the following attribute information:

  • Display Name

  • Description

  • Enable Change Tracking

Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

The last sync failed with error message: MDSERR200211 | Initial sync of the entity has failed. The target entity contains at least one attribute that does not match a source entity attribute. Name of the first attribute that does not match a source entity attribute: "Name".


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

       Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

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


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


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