%Filename% macro is not replaced with the disk filename

I’ve seen this issue showing a couple of times on the BizTalk Newsgroups so I thought it’s worth posting about this on my blog. The user expectation, which is probably correct from usability point of view, is that the %Filename% macro is replaced with the name of the original file no matter if that file was…


Custom Pipeline Component for Processing DBF, Excel and other ODBC types

Matt Meleski implemented a custom pipeline component to process Excel or DBF files. I did not test this component myself but it seems that other people have tried and it worked well for them. This looks like a nice component that could complement the WSS adapter very nicely.


WSS Adapter handling of InfoPath forms with attachments

InfoPath supports forms with file attachments by encoding the attachement as base64 and including the following PI <?mso-infoPath-file-attachment-present ?> at the top of the XML document to indicate that a file has been attached to the document. WSS adapter works with InfoPath forms with attachements by making sure that it does not add/remove/update any of…


WSS v3 Beta 2 is out – try it with WSS adapter

Windows SharePoint Services V3 Beta 2 is out and you can download it here. WSS v3 does not install a policy file that redirects old SharePoint assembly requests to the new assemblies. For this reason, if you try to use WSS v3 Beta 2 with BizTalk 2006 WSS adapter, you will run into errors. In…


WSS Adapter webcasts/videos

BizTalk 2006 RTMd last month, and the BizTalk Betaplace has been closed for a few weeks now. Many people have asked me for access to the WSS Adapter videos that were shared on the betaplace and finally, here they are. The videos are shared on this SharePoint site: http://wssadapter.members.winisp.net/default.aspx, in the Shared Documents document library,…


Upgrading from BT’04 GotDotNet WSS Adapter 1.0 to BT’06 native WSS Adapter

I finally found some time and tried upgrading from BizTalk 2004 and GotDotNet WSS adapter to BizTalk 2006 and the native BT’06 adapter for Windows SharePoint Services. The idea was to start from a BizTalk 2004 installation with version 1.0 of Steve Resnick & Co. WSS Adapter (http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=0d1aa85c-cf8d-497e-84f4-3ffec8db115f) , setup a simple messaging scenario using SharePoint,…


BizTalk Server 2006 has RTM’d

BizTalk Server 2006 has RTM’d today … best BizTalk ever, shipped on time and a very high quality server product. See the announcement here. http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,109944,00.htmlhttp://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/breakingnews.jhtml?articleId=183702861 Of course, my favorite BT’06 features are are WSS Adapter, BAS and BAM … because my colleagues and I worked on many of these features … 😉 I’ve been working in…


Adding a row into a SharePoint List and adding an attachment to it

I recently got this email from a WSS Adapter user  … I saw your 4 last web casts, it helped me a lot to get a good idea about thee WSS adapter.I have a question, Can you help me please and tell me how to add a row into SharePoint list and add an attachment…


Adding Browse UI to BT’06 WSS adapter

The WssAdapterBrowseUI.dll modifies the default WSS Adapter UI so that instead of typing the names and URLs of SharePoint document libraries, lists, or columns you will be presented with a list view/tree view from where you can select the appropriate SharePoint object. The friendly names/titles of SharePoint objects are being shown but the UI is…