SOA Conference …

A few people from the BizTalk Adapter Pack and the WCF LOB Adapter SDK are going to be attending the SOA-BP conference at Redmond (Oct 29th – Nov 2nd). If you have any questions, feel free to contact us there. At present, I have no idea where exactly we will be available at during the…


Debugging SAP RFCs when using the SAP Adapter / SAP ADO.NET Provider

The RFC SDK supports the ABAP_DEBUG option, which allows you to break into the RFC ABAP code when invoking an RFC from your application. The SAP Adapter and the SAP ADO.NET Provider also expose this setting. The main advantage of this – consider this scenario – you invoke an RFC using the SAP Adapter, pass in…


BizTalk Oracle Adapter Vs WCF-based Oracle DB Adapter

The following is a list of key feature differences between the BizTalk Oracle adapter and the WCF-based Oracle DB adapter in the BizTalk Adapter Pack. 1.       LOB access: While the BizTalk Oracle adapter uses an ODBC driver to connect to Oracle DB, the WCF-based Oracle DB adapter uses Oracle’s ODP.NET 2.       Inbound processing: The BizTalk…

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Positioning the BizTalk Adapter Pack

The adapters constituting the BizTalk Adapter Pack are fundamentally custom WCF binding elements. Built on the WCF LOB Adapter SDK, these adapters are host agnostic i.e. they are not tied to a specific product like BizTalk. However, their predecessors, the BizTalk adapters for enterprise applications, are built on the BizTalk Adapter Framework and cannot be…

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Streaming in OracleDB adapter

OracleDB adapter supports streaming of data for both inbound (wrt adapter) and outbound messages where it is possible to do so. Streaming can be at record level (in case of Insert operation), xml node level or xml node value level. For inbound messages, the adapter consumes it using Message.WriteBodyContents(XmlDictionaryWriter). In general for any operation the…

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Downloading the SAP SNC Libraries

The SAP Adapter supports SAP SNC Authentication. For this, you need to have the SNC libraries present. You can download them by following the steps outlined below: Log in to SAP Service Marketplace. Under the SAP Support Portal section, click on the SAP Notes Search quick link. In the page that opens up, somewhere between…


Connection management in Siebel adapter

iebel adapter uses Siebel COM control to connect to Siebel backend. Since Siebel COM control objects work only in STA mode, Siebel adapter creates dedicated thread for each connection being opened to server. Sometimes this thread hangs around if Siebel adapter is configured to use ASDK’s connection pool and client didn’t explicitly call ChannelFactory.Close(). By default…


Getting LOB metadata from SAP, OracleDB and Siebel adapter using svcutil

The WCF based adapters that ship in the Biztalk Adapter Pack are WCF bindings. The svcutil tool can be used to get metadata for a LOB method using these bindings. The scheme in the URI determines which adapter binding is loaded by svcutil. However when using the svcutil tool, there is no easy way to specify…

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