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Root element is missing

Simply a minor facepalm moment I want to document to help both myself and others avoid unnecessarily wasting an hour. Like I just did…

You’re attempting to perform a ‘Validate Instance’ of a document against the .xsd schema definition, and receiving the following error:

   C:\path\to\sample\data.xml: warning BEC2004: Root element is missing.

Step 1: Make sure to close Excel/TextEdit/whatever external program is preventing Visual Studio from obtaining an exclusive lock on the sample file.
Step 2: Step away from the keyboard, grab a cup of tea and some air. You need it…


September 27, 2012 - Posted by | BizTalk | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Well…. you were right.

    On both counts.

    So, thank you very much for your assistance, and I need to go scream at something now.

    Comment by Steve | April 15, 2015 | Reply

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