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When you use the Transform shape in a Microsoft BizTalk Server Orchestration to generate a map file after you have installed BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you may receive the following error message when you try to validate the map:
Note This problem does not occur in BizTalk Server 2004 without SP1 installed.
Exception Caught: Cannot use a prefix with an empty namespace.
This problem occurs when you provide multiple source inputs for the map and the source schemas do not have a Target Namespace property specified. Therefore, the generated map will contain a namespace attribute that is null. When the Target Namespace property is not specified, the map generation process should not put the namespace attribute in the map.
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:
PrerequisitesMicrosoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 02-Mar-2005 03:12 3.0.6107.0 684,544 Btsxmltools.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 221,184 Microsoft.biztalk.artifactbrowser.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 274,432 Microsoft.biztalk.basefunctoids.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 45,056 Microsoft.biztalk.crossreferencing.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 40,960 Microsoft.biztalk.crossreferencingfunctoids.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 249,856 Microsoft.biztalk.mapper.dll 02-Mar-2005 08:13 3.0.6107.0 1,114,112 Microsoft.biztalk.tom.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Steps to reproduce the behavior
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