Charles Young

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December 2006 Entries

I spent a couple of hours today looking at the problem we encountered yesterday with the xpath() function in BizTalk. We were attempting to use an XPath to extract the value of a nested element and assign it to a string variable. The nested element () was in the global (anonymous) namespace, but was a child of an element in a named namespace. The code failed on XmlSerializer de-serialisation with an error saying " not expected".

The week before last, I spent some time updating an existing document on BizTalk exception handling for a client. I added a couple of pages on the use of compensation. I hoped to be able to reference a comprehensive article or paper on the subject, but after spending some time searching, I largely drew blanks. As always, the Microsoft documentation proved fragmented, terse and incomplete, although it has certainly improved since BizTalk 2004 days. The small (but growing) number of BizTalk books did ......