FIX: "There was no XML start tag open" error when you process an 834 instance in BizTalk Server 2009, BizTalk Server 2010, or BizTalk Server 2013 R2


Assume that you have enabled the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 standards by applying the hotfix A hotfix is available that enables support for HIPAA 5010 standards in BizTalk Server 2009. When you try to process an 834 instance with the schema from the hotfix, you receive the following error message:

There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "Microsoft.BizTalk.Edi.DefaultPipelines.EdiReceive, Microsoft.BizTalk.Edi.EdiPipelines, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" Source: "EDI disassembler" Receive Port: "" URI: "" Reason: There was no XML start tag open.


  • This issue also occurs in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010, see the "Resolution" section for more information about this hotfix.

  • This issue does not occur when you process the same instance with the 834 schema from the release to manufacture the installation.


This issue occurs because of the incorrect 5010 and 5010 Errata 834 schemas.


Cumulative update information

This issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of BizTalk Server:


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


For more information about the BizTalk Server hotfixes, see Information about BizTalk Server hotfixes.

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