Microsoft KB Archive/927741

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Article ID: 927741

Article Last Modified on 11/15/2007


  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition


In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Event Type:Error
Event Source: BizTalk Server 2006
Event Category: BizTalk Server 2006 
Event ID: 5719
There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "pipelinename.Details" Reason: Unexpected event ("document_start") in state "processing_empty_document".

This problem occurs when you process a message that uses a document structure that resembles the following. The message contains consecutive empty elements:

    <doc1 />
    <doc2 />


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now 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 this specific problem. This hotfix might 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, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or 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. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer 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.

File name File version File size Date Time
Microsoft.biztalk.pipeline.components.dll 3.5.1637.0 289,608 30-Nov-2006 20:42

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may contain additional files.


To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Change the message structure

The following example shows how to use start tags and end tags to mark the empty elements:


Method 2: Use the ELEMENTS option in the FOR XML clause

If you experience this problem when you use the SQL adapter, use the ELEMENTS option in the FOR XML clause.


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


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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