FIX: Error Message when the DTA Purge and Archive SQL Server Agent job runs on BizTalk Server: "Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed."

After you upgrade from Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, the DTA Purge and Archive SQL Server Agent job stops purging old data from the BizTalk Tracking database (BizTalkDTADb). When you view the job history in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you find an error message that resembles the following:
Executed as user: <username>. Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed.
Because the job stops purging old data, the BizTalkDTADb database grows very large after BizTalk Server has been running for some time. Therefore, BizTalk Server 2009 may perform slower than expected.
This issue occurs because the EdiMessageContent table is not created after you upgrade from BizTalk Server 2006 to BizTalk Server 2009.

Cumulative updated information

For BizTalk Server 2009, the hotfix that resolves this issue is included in Cumulative Update 1 for BizTalk Server 2009.

For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2429050 Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Server 2009

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 the problem described in this article. 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 Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace 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 item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Btsedimessagecontenttables.sqlNot applicable2,07020-Nov-200901:20Not applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to archive and purge the BizTalk tracking database, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: For more information about the EDIMessageContent table, visit the following MSDN Web site: For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2003907 Information on BizTalk Server hot fixes
EDIMessageContent DTA purge archive kbbiztalk2009cu1fix

Article ID: 976612 - Last Review: 12/08/2010 19:56:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Branch, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Developer, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Standard

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