Assume that you create a SQL Trace Collection Set by using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. When you right-click the SQL Trace Collection Set and select "Collect and Upload Now", it will return a successful message. However, the trace data is not collected, and the job history will show an error message that resembles the following:

"An error occurred while assigning a value to variable "TraceStartTime": "Single Row result set is specified, but no rows were returned."."


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


The issue is fixed in the following cumulative update 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:


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