February 2007 Entries

Bangalore now has as local BizTalk user group (b-bug)

Bangalore BizTalk User Group (b-bug) Check it out here: http://groups.google.co.in/... Benny MathewSeamless Integration SolutionsBizTalk Consulting, Development, TrainingBangalore, Indiahttp://www.seamless.in... ......

Did you know (Mapping multiple schema nodes in one go using the "AutoLink By" property)

Most of you might have come across situations where you have to map a huge number of elements from the source schema to the target schema using the BizTalk Mapper. There is an easy way to do this depending on your source and target schema structures. Actually there are two scenarios where you can make use of this:1. If your source and target schemas have an identical structure, or even if a part of your source schema and target schema have an identical structure. 2. If your source and target schemas ......

Did you know? (you can do XML debatching without custom pipeline)

Everybody knows that you need to use a custom pipeline to debatch an XML file, where you use a custom XML disassembler pipeline component to specify the Envelop schema and Document schema. Well, you can do it with the built-in XMLReceive pipeline as well, provided you don't require advanced features like preserving header information, 'Recoverable interchange processing' or validating document structure etc. Do the following: 1. Create and deploy an envelope schema (Set the Body XPath property of ......

XLANG/s is not C# (Dos and Don't / Difference between XLANG/s and C#)

It is normal to find people who are new to BizTalk, writing expressions just like they do in C# programming language, well this works most of the time, it is when it doesn't work that you start wondering what is wrong, and end up wasting a lot of time figuring out the problem and some more time finding the solution. BizTalk uses a language called XLANG/s which is suitable for expressing the process flow (Just like BPEL) and resembles C# syntax when writing expressions, but it is not C# you are using ......

New in BizTalk 2006

When I do corporate training, I always get asked this question... "So what is new in BizTalk 2006 when compared to BizTalk 2004?" mostly from people who have been using BizTalk 2004. So here I have tried to summarize some of the things. Note this is by no means an exhaustive listing as there are other small but significant improvements. SETUP Automatic installation of redistributable components. In BizTalk Server 2006, the BizTalk team provide a single file that contains the latest version of all ......