FIX: "Some of the x12 protocol properties are invalid" error occurs when you import MSI and binding file into BizTalk Server 2013

Applies to: BizTalk Server 2013 BranchBizTalk Server 2013 DeveloperBizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a static one-way receive port (EDIReceive) and a static one-way send port (EDISend) in a Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 application.
  • You create Parties and simple x12 Agreement for this application.
  • You export an .msi file and a binding file for the BizTalk Server 2010 application from BizTalk Server Administration Console, and then you import them into BizTalk Server 2013.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Failed to update binding information. (mscorlib)
Additional information:
Some of the x12 protocol properties are invalid. (Microsoft.BizTalk.B2B.PartnerManagement)


This problem occurs because of a limitation in the new columns that are added in BizTalk Server 2013 to support 999 Acknowledgements out-of-box. These columns do not accept null values.


Cumulative update information

This issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of BizTalk Server:


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


For information about the service packs and cumulative update list for BizTalk Server, see KB 2555976: Service pack and cumulative update list for BizTalk Server .

For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, see KB 2003907: Information about BizTalk hotfixes and cumulative update support .