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FIX: BTARN Elemica fails when affirmationindicator does not equal "yes" or "no" in BizTalk Server

Symptoms
Consider the following scenario:
  • You connect to the Elemica Network by using Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.3 to receive PIDX messages from your partners.
  • In the message, the affirmationindicator element has a value other than exactly "yes" or "no." For example, the affirmationindicator element has a value of "Yes" (capitalized).
In this scenario, you cannot receive the message. Additionally, the following error event is logged in the BizTalk Server Application log:

There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "Microsoft.Solutions.BTARN.Pipelines.Receive, Microsoft.Solutions.BTARN.PipelineReceive, Version=3.3.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=xxxxxx" Source: "Pipeline " Receive Port: "ReceivePortName" URI: "/BTARNHttpReceive/BTSHTTPReceive.dll?xRNResponseType=async" Reason: Value cannot be null.

Parameter name: fieldValue
BizTalk Rosettanet raises the error:
Receive pipeline rejected incoming message
due to the following RNIF exception:
UNP.DHDR.VALERR : A failure occurred while validating the delivery header.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

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

After you install this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Unenlist all orchestrations and send ports, and disable all receive locations.
  2. In your application, right-click Resources, and then click Add->BizTalk Assemblies.
  3. Follow these steps:
    1. Click Add, and then select the "Microsoft.Solutions.BTARN.Schemas.RNIFv201.dll" file from your RosettaNet installation on the computer.
    2. Select the Overwrite All check-box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Notice that all the send and receive pipelines in send port and receive locations are changed to "PassthruTransmit." Revert these pipelines to "BTARN Send" and "Receive pipeline."
  6. Right-click your application, and then click Refresh.
  7. Start all the orchestrations.

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, see Information about BizTalk Server hotfixes.

For more information about software update terminology, see Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

Third-party information disclaimer

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 2995261 - Last Review: 12/31/2015 18:03:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.3 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.3 Standard Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Branch, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Developer, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Enterprise, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Standard

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