Consider the following scenario:

  • You have Master Data Services (MDS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Cumulative Update 14 (CU14) or later version (2016, 2017 or 2019) installed.

  • You have the SQL Server 2014 MDS Add-in for Microsoft Excel installed.

  • You run a particular query from Excel.

In this scenario, you will find that the query results are changed and not as expected. Additionally, it may break the behavior of Excel.


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


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

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:


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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