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FIX: The BizTalk Server native EDI functionality swaps the GS02 field and the GS03 field in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

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In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, you configure the BizTalk Server native Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) functionality to receive 997 functional acknowledgements from a trading partner. However, when a functional acknowledgement is received from a trading partner, the BizTalk native EDI functionality swaps the code field of the sender (GS02) and the code field of the receiver (GS03).

Note This problem also occurs with generated 997 technical acknowledgements when the 997 technical acknowledgements are batched by using the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 batching functionality.

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.


You must have BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and the BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, you must restart the BizTalk Server services after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
This hotfix guarantees that the GS02 and GS03 fields are preserved correctly on incoming 997 functional acknowledgements. Additionally, those fields are set correctly on outgoing 997 functional acknowledgements. If you have already built applications that use the GS02 and GS03 fields for incoming 997 functional acknowledgements in reverse, apply this hotfix only after you remove that logic.

This hotfix also contains the following hotfixes:
942733 FIX: Error message when you try to verify the signature of an incoming AS2 message or of an incoming MDN message on a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2006 R2
948747 FIX: You may receive an event ID 5753 error message when you try to use the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 EDI functionality
953388 FIX: You may experience poor performance when you try to split large EDI interchanges in BizTalk Server 2006 R2
947459 FIX: The GS04 header value uses the CCYYMM format instead of the YYMMDD format in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Article ID: 954557 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 10:49:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition

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