error moving around members in a hierarchy

Category: sql server masterdata


Cos2008 on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:51:28

hi all -- in MDS 2012,  I am trying to move around members in Explorer (under different parents in an hierarchy) and get the following error, that does not seem to be very descriptive  -- does anyone have any background on it and how it can be mitigated?  

thx a big bunch,



System.NullReferenceException: [Arg_NullReferenceException]


Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See

   at Microsoft.MasterDataServices.Client.View.UserControls.EntityMembersDataForm.IsCurrentMemberReadonly()

   at Microsoft.MasterDataServices.Client.View.UserControls.EntityMembersDataForm.UpdateStaticFields()

   at Microsoft.MasterDataServices.Client.View.UserControls.EntityMembersDataForm.MemberDataForm_ContentLoaded(Object sender, DataFormContentLoadEventArgs e)

   at System.Windows.Controls.DataForm.OnContentLoaded(DataFormContentLoadEventArgs e)

   at System.Windows.Controls.DataForm.OnContentRootElementLoaded(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

   at MS.Internal.CoreInvokeHandler.InvokeEventHandler(UInt32 typeIndex, Delegate handlerDelegate, Object sender, Object args)

   at MS.Internal.JoltHelper.FireEvent(IntPtr unmanagedObj, IntPtr unmanagedObjArgs, Int32 argsTypeIndex, Int32 actualArgsTypeIndex, String eventName, UInt32 flags)


Vincent Chen (X) on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:37:56

Which is the exact version of SQL Server 2012. Did you applied on any SP or CU?

I am not able to repro on SQL Server 2014 which code is same as SQL Server 2012 with all the packs.
I created an entity with explicit hierarchy and derived hierarchy. I can drag the leaf from one node to the other. So I am wondering if it is something already fixed in the later SQL 2012 SP/CUs.

Sherry_Li on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:44:41

Hi, please make sure that you have the latest CU for Sql2012 and let us know if the issue still repros.



Cos2008 on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:23:47

the version we have is 11.0.5058  -- I believe SP2.
Any CU's after that that have MDS related critical issues?


vishal.... _ on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:27:29

If you are trying to move members across hierarchy , do you mean by rearranging levels of hierarchy  ? if so thers is no way to shuffle levels of hierarchy wihout droping and  recreating it.  I beielve you also need to re map domain based attibutes with appropriate relations.