FIX: "Exception caught: Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error message when you compile a large map in BizTalk Server 2004

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you may receive the following error message when you try to compile a large map:
Exception Caught: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date        Time    Version     Size       File name
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   01-Apr-2004  02:31  3.0.5267.0    676,864  Btsxmltools.dll
   01-Apr-2004  02:57  3.0.5267.0    274,432  Microsoft.biztalk.basefunctoids.dll
   01-Apr-2004  02:57  3.0.5267.0     45,056  Microsoft.biztalk.crossreferencing.dll
   01-Apr-2004  02:57  3.0.5267.0     40,960  Microsoft.biztalk.crossreferencingfunctoids.dll
   01-Apr-2004  02:57  3.0.5267.0    249,856  Microsoft.biztalk.mapper.dll
   01-Apr-2004  02:57  3.0.5267.0  1,114,112  Microsoft.biztalk.tom.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.

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, 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: 840740 - Last Review: June 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
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