FIX: Rule sets may not be evaluated correctly when you use the NOT operator in BizTalk Server

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Article ID: 838458 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you have a rule set in Microsoft BizTalk Server that uses the same condition two times, one time with a NOT operator and one time without, your rule set may not be evaluated correctly. For example, you have the following rule set configured:
OR

                        AND
                                    Field A Exists in XDoc
                                    NOT
                                                Field B exists in XDoc
                        AND
                                    Field B Exists in XDoc
                                    NOT
                                                Field A exists in XDoc
Because the condition "Field A Exists in XDoc" is used both with a NOT operator and without a NOT operator, the expression in both tests may evaluate the same way: either TRUE or FALSE.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888751 How to obtain the latest BizTalk Server 2004 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date        Time    Version     Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------
   10-Mar-2004  20:57  3.0.5254.0  704,512  Microsoft.ruleengine.dll

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 of this article. This problem was corrected in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, 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: 838458 - Last Review: June 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition
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