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FIX: You receive an error message when you call the GetCommonValue method against an empty element in a BizTalk Server map

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You may experience the following problem in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. When you use either the Scripting functoid or the Get Common Value functoid to call the GetCommonValue method of the Microsoft.BizTalk.CrossReferencing.CrossReferencing class, you receive an error message. You receive this error message when you call the GetCommonValue method against an empty element, and that element is in a source XML message in a BizTalk Server map. You receive the following error message:
yourMapping.btm XSL transform error: Function 'ScriptNS0:GetCommonValue()' has failed. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
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.


This hotfix requires Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1.

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   --------------------------------------------------------------   04-Mar-2005  05:25  3.0.6110.0         45,056  Microsoft.biztalk.crossreferencing.dll  
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the CrossReferencing class, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: For more information about software updates, 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: 895264 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 10:13:42 - Revision: 1.8

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition

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