Microsoft KB Archive/923269

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Article ID: 923269

Article Last Modified on 11/15/2007


  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Standard Edition


When you use the Upgrade Wizard in Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 to upgrade from Commerce Server 2002 to Commerce Server 2007, you receive a System.FormatException exception error message. Then, an access violation occurs. This problem occurs when you try to migrate transaction-related data to Commerce Server 2007.

Additionally, the Upgrade Wizard stops running.


This problem occurs because source columns in Commerce Server 2002 contain data that is incompatible with the data type of destination columns in Commerce Server 2007. For example, if the g_UserIDChangedBy column in the Site_commerce database in Commerce Server 2002 does not contain a 32-character string, a System.FormatException exception occurs. This exception occurs when the Upgrade Wizard tries to convert the string to a GUID data type in the Commerce Server 2007 database.


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:


You must have Commerce Server 2007 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must 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.commerceserver.migration.components.dll 6.0.3805.0 600,920 23-Aug-2006 21:41
Microsoft.commerceserver.runtime.dll 6.0.3805.0 842,560 23-Aug-2006 21:41
Microsoft.CommerceServer.Runtime.resources.dll 6.0.3805.0 113,488 29-Oct-2006 18:36


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


After you apply this hotfix, the Upgrade Wizard records the exception and the invalid data in the upgrade log. Then, the Upgrade Wizard skips the migration of the invalid transaction and continues to the next transaction.

For more information about Commerce Server 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

For more information about software update terminology, 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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