Invoking BAPI Transactions from a Workflow

When working with BAPI(s) in WCF SAP adapter, the transaction handling requires that the BAPI_TRANSACTION_COMMIT/BAPI_TRANSACTION_ROLLBACK call be issued on the same SAP connection that was used to execute the BAPI. The Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 does not have a notion of “session” scope that can be used to club multiple LOB activities to use the…

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Handling of authentication for LOB Activities – Part II

In the previous blog post, we went over how to pass authentication information for WCF SQL, WCF Oracle DB, WCF SAP and WCF Siebel adapters. WCF Oracle E-Business adapter poses some additional challenges since in some case two sets of credentials – one for the Oracle DB and one for the Oracle E-Business server –…

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Handling of authentication for LOB Activities

The LOB Activities need to authenticate with the LOB before they can perform any operations. The Send activity in Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0, which is how a workflow can invoke a WCF service operation, presently does not support authentication. Since the LOB activities are built on top of Send activity, they also have this limitation. Below are…

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BizTalk AppFabric Connect: An Introduction

[Update 21/10/2010: Made changes to the article to reflect the changes in branding and features post RTM] In the recently released BizTalk Server 2010, we introduced a new feature of BizTalk called “AppFabric Connect”, which allows users to easily develop simple integration applications. With this feature, users can: Develop Windows Workflow applications that require connectivity…

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