SAP ADO – Design Time helper tool

Attached to this post is a standalone .NET Windows Form application which can be used to browse artifacts on SAP, and build queries which the SAP ADO.NET provider can understand. The main aim is to reduce the grunt work required when building the queries. The provider supports EXECuting RFCs, SELECTing from a single table, and…


CTP3 of Adapter Pack v2

CTP3 is here and we have added a lot more features based on some feedback we have been getting from various channels. So here is the list of major enhancements SQL adapter: 1)      Strongly typed polling  2)      Strongly typed stored procedures Oracle Adapter 1)      Inline Value support2)      App context initialization3)      Oracle Notifications4)      ReadLOB/Update LOB operations5)      …


Announcing the Biztalk Adapter Pack Poster

We’re exicted to announce the availability of the new BizTalk Adapter Pack Poster. This poster covers interoperability with Line-of-Business Applications using the BizTalk Adapter Pack and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) LOB Adapter SDK. It depicts the functionality, components, architecture, and usage/hosting scenarios of BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 and of the WCF LOB Adapter SDK….


Throughput stalls when using adapters, developed against the WCF LOB Adapter SDK, in BizTalk

We’ve had a few users complaining about the throughput of the adapters (the Adapter Pack ones, and/or custom ones) coming to a standstill during normal operation within BizTalk. In this post, I’ll explain why that happens, and some workarounds. Let’s say BizTalk has received 100 messages which it needs to send to the adapter on…


Using the SAP ADO.NET Provider From SSRS 2005

One of the new features which we’re supporting in the BizTalk Adapter Pack V2 is the ability to use the SAP ADO.NET Provider from SSRS. In this post, I’ll briefly outline the steps you need to perform in order to get this to work. Firstly, install CTP3 of the WCF LOB Adapter SDK V1 SP2,…


The “DataTypesBehavior” binding property in the SAP Adapter

Firstly, if you haven’t already seen it, have a look at the post describing the EnableSafeTyping binding property – http://blogs.msdn.com/adapters/archive/2007/11/24/the-enablesafetyping-binding-property.aspx. Since the Adapter Pack V1 released, we have had requests from users, wherein, they want to expose the Date (DATS) and Time (TIMS) data types as a .NET DateTime (strong typing), but yet want the…