FIX: No errors occur when invalid XML is processed by using the XML disassembler and XML validator component in BizTalk Server

Kehtib: BizTalk Server 2013 BranchBizTalk Server 2013 DeveloperBizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have an XML file that contains the following field:

  • You validate the file against the schema in Microsoft Visual Studio. In this case, validation fails and you receive the following error message:

    Invalid.XML: warning BEC2004: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character.
  • You process this invalid XML by using the out-of-box XML disassembler and XML validator component in Microsoft BizTalk Server.

In this scenario, you may find that the XML validator component at the receive pipeline does not cause any errors, and the message is processed in BizTalk Server. However, the message later causes an error in the map at the send port.


Cumulative update information

The fix that resolves this issue is included in Cumulative Update 3 for BizTalk Server 2013.


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