FIX: The edi_datatype property is set to "A" when the value should be "AN" in BizTalk Server 2004

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In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you may change the EDI Datatype property to "String" in an EDI schema in the XSD Editor that is in visual studio .NET 2003. If you do this, you may notice in the XSD view pane that the edi_datatype property is changed to "A" when it should be "AN". Additionally, if you try to validate the schema after you make this change, you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Description: BEG
Is wrongly defined in: Segment element datatype is not recognized
This problem occurs because "A" is not a valid EDI Datatype property (edi_datatype) in an EDI schema. Therefore, when you try to validate the EDI schema, the validation is unsuccessful.

Note When you change the EDI Datatype property to "String", the EDI Schema Editor Extension sets the property to "A" when it should be "AN".

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. 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 Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 installed on your computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version       Size       File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------   18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.5       35,328  Compeif.exe         07-Oct-2003  00:21                  155,136  Edibtsmmc.msc   18-Nov-2004  22:47  4.0.1136.0       17,920  Edimmcresdll.dll     18-Nov-2004  22:47  4.0.1136.11     241,664  Edimmcsnapin.dll     18-Nov-2004  22:46  4.0.1136.198    851,968  Esp.dll             18-Nov-2004  22:46  4.0.1136.13     172,032  Esproxy.dll         18-Nov-2004  22:46  4.0.1136.23      81,920  Esp_btsoma.dll      18-Nov-2004  22:45  4.0.1136.25     118,784  Esp_cli.dll         18-Nov-2004  22:47  4.0.1136.2       22,016  Esp_err.dll         18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.26      23,040  Esp_files.dll       18-Nov-2004  22:45  4.0.1136.49      86,016  Esp_gen.dll         18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.28      23,040  Esp_sqlsrv2000.dll     18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.25      23,552  Esp_srv.exe         18-Nov-2004  22:46  4.0.1136.186    372,736  Esp_trans.dll       18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.16      33,280  Esp_voyager.dll     18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.1      176,128  Genins.exe          18-Jun-2004  19:24                  488,650  Live.eif   23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       65,536  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.common.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0      110,592  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.manager.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       32,768  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.receiver.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       49,152  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.resourcer.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       20,992  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.sspi.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       36,864  Microsoft.biztalk.adapter.edi.transmitter.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       11,264  Microsoft.biztalk.extension.edi.errortext.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0      643,072  Microsoft.biztalk.extension.edi.hatplugin.dll     23-Nov-2004  02:16  4.0.1136.0       94,208  Microsoft.biztalk.extension.edi.schemaeditor.dll   18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.5        7,680  Trigcon.exe   05-Feb-2004  18:25                       82  Updateedi.bat   07-Oct-2004  22:10                  578,312  Updateedi.sql   18-Nov-2004  22:47  4.0.1136.5      180,224  Validins.exe   18-Nov-2004  22:48  4.0.1136.35   1,347,584  Xsd2edi.exe      
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Additional installation instructions

After you extract the package, follow these steps to install this hotfix:
  1. Run the Setup program to install the main files.
  2. After the Setup program is finished, click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
    Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004\EDI\Subsystem\COMPEIF.EXE
    Note Replace Drive with the disk drive where BizTalk Server 2004 is installed.
  3. Manually copy the Genins.exe file from the extracted package location to the following folder:
    \Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004\EDI\Subsystem
  4. Restart the BizTalk Base EDI service.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Steps to reproduce the behavior

  1. Open an existing XML Schema or create a new XML Schema in visual studio .NET 2003.
  2. In the Properties pane, set the Schema Editor Extension property to Covast EDI Schema Editor Extension.
  3. Create a new Child Field Element, set the EDI Datatype property to Date, and then change the EDI Datatype property to String.
Note In the XSD view pane, note that the edi_datatype property has changed to "A" when it should be "AN".

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

Article ID: 889164 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 09:21:19 - Revision: 1.9

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