Generating Schema in BizTalk using existing XDR or XML file (error resolution)

Many times you don’t create message schema from scratch. Instead you try to generate schema using some existing DTD, XDR or even sample XML file. Recently, I was trying to generate schema using XDR and sample XML file and ran into small irritating problems. This encouraged me to share solution for them with you. I…

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Receive or Pull Data from CRM using BizTalk

(Article works with CRM Dynamics 3.0 and BizTalk Server 2004 onwards) BizTalk CRM adapter can be used to send or push data to CRM system from any other application system. For example, account data can be pushed to CRM server from commerce server. But when it comes to receiving or pulling data out of CRM,…

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Creating Automated Build Script for BizTalk using MSBuild

I saw lots of people talking about BizTalk build automation scripts and they are mostly curious about how MSBuild can help fix things. I thought of sharing potential and my experience of writing automated build script using MSBuild tasks. I am expecting readers to have some fundamental understanding of MSBuild, if not then please have…

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Managing Vocabularies in Multiple Policies Development

I follow “BizTalk Technical Discussion” distribution list and I found mails bouncing around two very interesting topics – how to manage vocabularies in BizTalk rule engine for multi-policy development and how to create automated build scripts for BizTalk. I thought to talk about these two in my coming entries. This one goes to vocabularies in…

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How to Develop BizTalk Custom Pipeline Components – Part3

Pipelines contain fixed number of stages and stages contain variable number of components. There are two execution modes of the stages – “All” and “First Match”. In “All” execution mode, all components in the stage are executed one by one in sequence they are placed in pipeline component design. And  in “First Match” execution mode,…

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Using Configuration in BizTalk Map

Sorry for delay guys, I am coming with remaining pipeline articles very soon. Meanwhile, here is an interesting and useful thing to share. During BizTalk map definition, sometime you might require to read some configuration value. For example, during use of database related functoids, you have to make connection string configurable. You can use BizTalk config…

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How to Develop BizTalk Custom Pipeline Components – Part2

In my current series, I am talking about developing custom pipeline components in detail. In part1, we talked about pipeline component types and about developing general pipeline component with example. I encourage you to refer part1 article to have a logical start in this article series.   https://blogs.msdn.com/brajens/archive/2006/11/25/how-to-develop-biztalk-custom-pipeline-components-part1.aspx   In this part, I am talking…

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How to Develop BizTalk Custom Pipeline Components – Part1

Receive and send pipelines in BizTalk are used to perform a range of processing and operations on messages. They can –   1.      Encrypt and decrypt messages 2.      Sign and verify digitally signed messages 3.      Validate message against schema 4.      Deal with promoted properties used for content based routing 5.      Disassemble or break single message…

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Effect of Engine Control Functions on Business Rule Execution – Part2

In current series, we have already gone through rule execution algorithm and effect of “Assert” and “Update” on rule execution cycle. If you wish to recap, please go through these articles again @   https://blogs.msdn.com/brajens/archive/2006/10/13/understaing-rule-execution-in-biztalk-rule-engine.aspx   https://blogs.msdn.com/brajens/archive/2006/11/05/effect-of-engine-control-functions-on-business-rule-execution-part1.aspx   Now, we are going to talk about rest of the engine control functions – Retract, RetractByType and…

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Effect of Engine Control Functions on Business Rule Execution – Part1

Policies in BizTalk Rule Engine execute according to Match – Conflict Resolution – Action algorithm. Engine control functions influence rule execution cycle in big way. They cause execution cycle to recur more than once and also control action agenda to be executed.   Following are BRE engine control functions –   Assert Update Retract RetractByType…

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