Master Data Services Bug

Kenneth Nielsen has found a bug in Master Data Services:

Something is not right here, there are some inconsistency in the way MDS behaves in regard to attribute management.

  • Changes to an attributes length is not supported in web interface
  • Changes to an attributes length is supported in Excel Add-In
  • Changes to an attributes length is limited to max 1000 in Excel Add-in
  • New attributes support a length of max 4000 in web interface
  • New attributes support a length of max 1000 in Excel Add-in
  • It is not at all possible to change an attributes length once it is set to 4000

With SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1, Nielsen found a couple of these have been corrected, but not all of them.

Update, 2016-01-04:

Kenneth notes that the bug will be fixed in CTP 3.3.  Very nice.

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