Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009.

  • You use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator 2009 for SWIFT (A4SWIFT) together with Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack to process messages.

  • You enable Business Rule Engine (BRE) validation on the SWIFT disassembler (DASM) and you deploy the validation policy for MT 535 messages.

  • You receive an MT 535 message that meets the following conditions:

    • The Activity Flag (field: 17B:ACTI) in Sequence A General Information is "N."

    • The B sequence is not present.

    • Field: 22F::STTY//ACCT is present.

    • The B1 subsequence is not present.

In this scenario, the message is rejected by BizTalk Server and you receive the following error message:

BRE Error: Policy: SWIFT_NetworkRule267_Policy, Rule: Validate_MT535, ErrorCode: E67, ( = ).

However, according to the SWIFT manual, this MT 535 message is valid.


This problem occurs because of an error in the SWIFT_NetworkRule267_Policy validation policy in the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, 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: 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have the Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack version 35 installed on the computer. 

Note BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack V35 should be installed together with the following A4SWIFT:

  • BizTalk Accelerator 2009 for SWIFT

For detailed installation instructions, refer to the Readme.txt file that is contained in this hotfix package.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, you must restart the BizTalk host instance service and Rule Engine Update Service 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 item in Control Panel.

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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

To download BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack, visit the following Microsoft Download Center website:

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message PackFor more information about how to deploy the BRE rules used by the A4SWIFT orchestrations to process SWIFT messages, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:

Deploying BRE rulesIf you experience this problem when you use earlier versions of BizTalk Server, click the following article number to apply the hotfix from the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

983219FIX: The SWIFT_NetworkRule267_Policy policy validates MT535 messages incorrectly when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2004 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 hotfixes

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