When you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) 3.0 in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) messages that have invalid DateTimeStamp values are not rejected.
For example, you have a message that contains the following invalid DateTimeStamp value:
You expect this message to be rejected. However, this value is validated, and the message is received by BTARN.
This problem occurs because the BTARN schema for exception processing incorrectly defines several elements as the String data type. However, the RosettaNet standard states that such elements should be the DateTime data type.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
You must have Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.0 installed to apply the RosettaNet 3.0 hotfix. You must also apply hotfix KB890071 and KB922821 before you apply this RosettaNet 3.0 hotfix.
Note For detailed installation instructions, please refer to the ReadMe.txt file that is contained in the hotfix package.
You have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 item in Control Panel.
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.
RosettaNet standard defines DateTime format as the following format:
This format must also have a minimum length of 13 characters. After you apply this fix, a pattern is added to the BTARN schema for exception processing so that the string is passed in the DateTime format.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
922821 FIX: Error message when you process CIDX version 4.0-based documents by using the BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet: "Token Invalid"
890071 FIX: You may receive a validation error message when the BizTalk Server Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.0 processes a signal that contains a value for the GlobalPartnerClassificationCode element that is outside the predefined enumerations