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Article ID: 2486113 - Last Review: February 21, 2011 - Revision: 2.0

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You install and configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services (MDS) on a computer.
  • You set the Number of domain-based attributes in list property of an MDS database to a small value by using Master Data Services Configuration Manager.

    For example, you set the Number of domain-based attributes in list property to 10.
  • You try to apply filter criteria for an attribute in Entities Explorer of the MDS website.
In this scenario, a drop-down list is always displayed instead of a search box when you double-click a filter criteria box to enable the criteria. This issue occurs even if the number of items in the drop-down list is larger than the value of the Number of domain-based attributes in list property.

Note If there are more available items than the limit that is set in the Number of domain-based attributes in list property, a search box should be displayed instead of a drop-down list.


Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376  ( ) Cumulative Update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356  ( ) The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: (
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services (MDS) installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x64-based versions of SQL Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Masterdataservices.msiNot Applicable3,188,22424-Jan-201106:52Not Applicable
Microsoft.masterdataservices.workflow.exe.configNot Applicable94030-Mar-201016:28Not Applicable
Mdsconfigtool.exe.configNot Applicable98430-Mar-201016:28Not Applicable


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


For more information about system settings in MDS, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
General information about system settings in MDS (

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
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