FIX: The column value is not updated to a NULL value on an Oracle server when you use BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database or BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite to connect to the Oracle server
You have a computer that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009.
You use Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database or Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite to connect to an Oracle server.
Note BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle Database and BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite are included in Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0.
A column setting that allows for NULL values is enabled for a column of a table on the Oracle server.
You try to update the column value to a NULL value by using the Oracle database adapter or by using the Oracle E-Business Suite adapter. Additionally, the SkipNilNodes binding property is set to TRUE.
For example, you use the adapter to send the following message that updates the value of a column:
Note ColumnName is a placeholder for the name of the column.
In this scenario, the column value is not updated.
Cumulative update information
The hotfix that resolves this issue is included in Cumulative Update 1 for BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0.
For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2444952 Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0
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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
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To apply the hotfix, you must have Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
For all supported x86-based versions of BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0
For all supported x64-based versions of BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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