When the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Business Rule Engine evaluates a rule where different elements or attributes that are in an input XML document are retrieved by using the same type, it may use the incorrect value. For example, this type may be int, float, or string.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888751 How to obtain the latest BizTalk Server 2004 service pack
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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------------- 26-Mar-2004 05:20 3.0.5262.0 708,608 Microsoft.RuleEngine.dll
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.This problem was corrected in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1.
The BizTalk Server Business Rule Engine improves performance when you handle XML documents by caching the value that is retrieved. Therefore, the value does not have to be extracted from the document every time that it is used. Sometimes, the engine incorrectly uses the value that is cached from a different node.
For additional information, 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