FIX: The HHMMSSd time format is now available for selection for the GS5 element when you configure EDI properties of BizTalk party in BizTalk Server 2006 R2


In a Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 environment, you want to configure the EDI properties for a BizTalk party in BizTalk Server Administration. When you try to select the GS5 element in the GS and ST Segment Definition subsection of the Party as Interchange Receiver section, you can only specify the HHMM, HHMMSS, or HHMMSSdd time formats. The HHMMSSd time format is not available. Therefore, you cannot implement Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-related transactions with any partners who require the HHMMSSd time format for the GS5 element.


After you apply this hotfix, you can specify the HHMMSSd time format for the GS5 element.

Hotfix information

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.

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You must have BizTalk Server 2006 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.


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

More Information

HIPAA guides define the GS5 element as the following:
  • HHMM
  • HHMMSSdd

In these time formats, H represents hours (00-23), M represents minutes (00-59), S represents integer seconds (00-59), and dd represents decimal seconds. Decimal seconds are expressed as follows:
  • d = tenths (0-9)
  • dd = hundredths (00-99)
For more information about EDI support in BizTalk Server 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2009, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to configure EDI properties, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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

Article ID: 960237 - Last Review: Nov 9, 2009 - Revision: 1