FIX: BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications encounters a data conversion error when it's configured for SSL connection


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use the BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications to integrate Information Management System (IMS) applications on an IBM mainframe.

  • The connection string that's used by BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications has the UseSsl option set to True to enable encryption.

In this scenario, the BizTalk Server application that is used to connect to the IMS application may encounter a data conversion error that resembles the following:

Event ID: 102
Source HIS Application Integration
HISETBG0001 Application Integrator has intercepted an exception in method Method_name. Following is the exception description: HISMAGB0035 A data conversion error has occurred when converting from host format to Intel format for member name Member_name of structure Structure_name.


Cumulative update information

The fix that resolves this problem is included in Cumulative Update 2 for Host Integration Server 2013 and in Cumulative Update 10 for Host Integration Server 2010.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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