Error message when you use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK to develop a Custom Workflow Activity assembly: "The Key cannot be NULL"

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) to develop a Custom Workflow Activity (CWA) assembly, you receive the following error message:
The Key cannot be NULL.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You use some output parameters in a condition of a workflow.
  • The output parameters that you use include one of the following types:
    • Picklist
    • Boolean
    • Status

RESOLUTION

This problem is fixed in the latest cumulative update rollup for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949256 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 updates and hotfixes

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, 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
For more information about Microsoft Business Solutions CRM software hotfix and update package terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887283 Microsoft Business Solutions CRM software hotfix and update package naming standards

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Article ID: 956282 - Last Review: January 20, 2012 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
Keywords: 
kberrmsg kbmbsworkflow kbfix kbautohotfix kbexpertiseinter kbsurveynew kbmbsmigrate kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB956282

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