FIX: Error message when you try to import DTD schemas into a BizTalk project in BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "There were some errors generated during schema generation"

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, when you try to import document type definition (DTD) schemas into a BizTalk project by using the Add Generated Items Wizard, you may receive the following error message:
There were some errors generated during schema generation. Go to task list to view the errors. Task list may be filtered, enable showing of all tasklist items to see schema generation errors.
Additionally, the schema cannot be imported.

You may see the following error message in the task list instead:
Normal User-defined incomplete Error parsing DTD:Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: name

RESOLUTION

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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 Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
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.

Prerequisites

You must have BizTalk Server 2006 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.biztalk.dtdtoxsdgenerator.dll3.6.1425.266,61604-Dec-200722:06x86
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

You may have already installed the DTD import functionality by running the following script file:
Drive\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006\SDK\Utilities\Schema Generator\InstallDTD.vbs
In this case, you must first delete the Microsoft.BizTalk.DTDToXSDGenerator.dll file from the following folder:
Drive\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006\Developer Tools\Schema Editor Extensions
After you apply this hotfix, you must rerun the following script file:
Drive\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006\SDK\Utilities\Schema Generator\InstallDTD.vbs
This script file registers and copies the new Microsoft.BizTalk.DTDToXSDGenerator.dll file.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 944320 - Last Review: April 28, 2009 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition
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