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If you have installed BizTalk 2006, Visual Studio 2006 and still dont see any BizTalk 2006 project types in Visual studio , then you might not have installed "Developer Tools and SDK" as part of the BizTalk 2006 installation. All you need to do is to go to Control Panel-->Add Remove Programs --> BizTalk Server 2006 and add the feature. When Microsoft ......

Below are some tidbits on some properties which an user can control in BizTalk FlatFile schema definition.... suppress_empty_nodes (true or false )false Indicates whether to remove empty XML nodes after the parser generates XML instance data. generate_empty_nodes (true or false )true Generates empty nodes for records that exist in the XML instance data. ......

XML Schemas provides the mechanism of SubstitutionGroup. This is a more powerful model supporting substitution of one named element for another. Any top-level element declaration can serve as the defining member, or head, for an element substitution group For example you can subsitute an element by name BT2004 with BT2006 if you have defined the schema ......

BizTalk 2004 Mapper allows you to do different varieties of transformation at ease. It would be really helpful, if it would give more information on the input/output field such as element name, xpath etc.. as part of the exception message when a transformation fails. This would really help most of the operation folks and help easy debugging! ......

If you are wondering why you should upgrade to Biztalk 2006 (Pathfinder), here are some features why I feel it makes more reasonable to do an upgrade 1. Large message handling performance improvement. No more the messages is processed in memory and its written to disk and hence significantly reduces the "OutOfMemory" errors which you frequently see ......

Windows® SharePoint® Services (WSS) is good and had made programmers life easy for building collaborative websites and to share information, documents across teams, organizations etc. But at the same time there are some aspects of WSS which would make it really 'NOT' programmer-friendly. The idea of lookup fields is there in WSS2.0 SPList ......

One way of doing complex mapping in BizTalk 2004 is by using external assemblies.Inorder to use the 'Test Map' functionality, we need to GAC the referenced external assembly. In case, if you compile your external assemblies after you have GAC'd, please make sure that you follow the below steps GAC and ReGAC the external assembly Close and Open your ......

Be careful with Atomic scopes and understand how it retries. An extract from MSDN... “An atomic transaction retries when the user deliberately throws a RetryTransactionException or if a PersistenceException is raised at the time that the atomic transaction tries to commit. The latter could happen if for instance, the atomic transaction was part ......

Are you getting an “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error while compiling a BizTalk project containing schemas even after installing BizTalk SP1 2004?Probably, it might be because you haven't applied the GDR dependency update http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

During development phase in Microsoft Rules Engine, you might frequently deploy and test policies/vocabularies. But once you deploy a policy/vocabulary, Rules Engine doesnt allow you to edit anymore on the current version and you can do so only by creating a new version. If you dont want to create a new version but still want to edit the current deployed ......

Its so simple to create a Fact Creator in Microsoft Rules engine..Below is a simple code which does it... using System;using Microsoft.RuleEngine; namespace MyFactCreators{ public class MyFactCreator : IFactCreator { private object[] myFacts; public MyFactCreator() { } public object[] CreateFacts ( RuleSetInfo rulesetInfo ) { myFacts = new object[1]; ......

If you want to pass the Source Xml Element Name as the input value for functoids in BizTalk Mapper, then click on the source link and under Link Properties, select “Copy Name” from the drop down box.This will pass the element name as the input for the functoid. By default, this property is set to “Copy text value” ......

Iam not a big fan of BizTalk Mapper GUI.Especially when dealing with complex mappings, the GUI makes your life harder in every way possible!Dont believe me..huh?Try it out yourself with large XML messages. I would have liked the Mapper if it had some of the below features An option which would higlight all the mappings related to a field by either clicking ......

By default the RulesEngine Update service checks SqlRulestore for updates only every 60secs. If you want to change it to somethiing lesser than the default setting, you can modify the registry variable Configuration.RemoteUpdateP... available under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... If you dont wanna play with regedit, ......

When you use Dynamic File Send Ports for persisting a message to disk in BT2004, you might experience a 10sec delay by the File Receive Adapter if the File Adapter's Receive File Port Location is same as the Dynamic File Send Port Location. There is a hotfix issued by Microsoft after BT2004 SP1 to solve this latency problem http://support.microsoft.co... ......

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