FIX: You may receive a "The Record Tag is not within the total length of the record" error message when you compile a flat file schema in BizTalk Server 2004

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SYMPTOMS

When you design a flat file schema that parses multiple positional records that have different total lengths in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you may receive the following error message when you compile the schema:
Compile Error Record "{0}" - The Record Tag is not within the total length of the record.

CAUSE

The problem occurs when the parent record delimiter is used as the tag for each positional record and the positional records are of a different total length.

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

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
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   22-Sep-2004  18:00  3.0.5345.0        221,184  Microsoft.biztalk.flatfileextension.dll  

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

When a tag is outside the boundary of a positional record, the parsing of the flat file can succeed in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, but the compilation will always fail. This hotfix changes the error message to a warning message. Therefore, when you compile the flat file schema, the compilation is successful.

For more information about disassembling flat files in BizTalk Server 2004, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms962780.aspx
For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software 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: 885847 - Last Review: February 14, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition
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