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The current implementation of the Microsoft BizTalk Server SAP adapter that is included in the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0 has a configuration property that is named the EnableSafeTyping property. The EnableSafeTyping property is a Boolean property. The EnableSafeTyping property controls the behavior of the adapter when the adapter handles values of the following SAP data types:
For example, you have an empty DATS SAP data type value of 00000000 and an empty TIMS SAP data type value of 000000. When the adapter reads these values, the adapter throws an exception and ends the current operation.
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PrerequisitesYou must have the BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the 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 item in Control Panel.
BizTalk Server 2006 R2, 32-bit version
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BizTalk Server 2006 R2, 64-bit version
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This hotfix adds a new binding property that is named the DataTypesBehavior property to the adapter. The DataTypesBehavior property is a complex property that contains the following sub-properties:
For example, the DateTimeMaxToDats property controls the behavior when the adapter converts the DateTimeMax value (the .NET DateTime.MaxValue value) to the DATS SAP data type. The .NET DateTime.MaxValue value can be present only in a request message. The adapter must convert the value to the DATS SAP data type when it sends the value to SAP. Therefore, the DateTimeMaxToDats property controls the behavior of how the adapter parses the request message.
As another example, the DatsMaxToDateTime property controls the behavior when the adapter converts the DatsMax value (the SAP DATS MaxValue value) to the DateTime data type. The other properties follow the same logic.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 954539 - Last Review: October 22, 2008 - Revision: 1.0