2016 - Database Tuning Advisor issue IConvertible RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running into an issue in 2016 trying to open the Database Engine Tuning advisor.

    It is kicking out the following error:

    TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

    The argument type 'server type = Sql, server name = DEV, timeout = 30, database = SLOW_MOVERS, protocol = NotSpecified, workstation = , integrated security = True' cannot be converted into parameter type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.SqlConnectionInfo'. (mscorlib)


    Object must implement IConvertible. (mscorlib)


    I tried the workaround suggested in the following link:

    The workaround did not work for me.

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:18 PM

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  • Hello,

    Let me share this thread with the SSMS team. Please add your comments to the Connect item and vote to make the SSMS team know more people is having this issue.

    Thank you for reporting this.


    Alberto Morillo

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:19 PM
  • I had the error, when tried to run Database Tuning Advisor from SSMS.

    As a workaround I was able to start stand-alone Database Tuning Advisor and then specify SQL file as workload.

    Monday, February 26, 2018 6:09 AM