BizTalk BAM Portal 2006: Activity Search


In a previous post, I described the home page of the new BAM Portal. Today, let’s take a look at the Instance Search feature. The instance search allows you to search BAM data for a particular activity instance:


BAM Portal Activity Search


You can add / remove clauses using the “Add” / “Remove” buttons. You can also build a query and save it locally as an XML file for future use. Opening a query is done by clicking the “Open” button. Let take the Search for a test drive, shall we?


BAM Portal Search with results


After selecting the business data you would like to see in the column chooser, I am looking for all purchase orders with an amount of $500. There is only one purchase order matching in my system. I can see the details of this activity by clickin on the row of interest:


BAM Portal Activity Details


Users can see all business data associated with this activity instance. Milestones appear sorted from the oldest one to the newest one. Any related document or related activity would appear in their respective sections.


Finally, the “Technical Assistance” can be used to open a technical assistance ticket. The subject / description entered below will be posted to the event log of the server, along with references to engine artifacts (messages / orchestrations) related to this activity.


BAM Portal Technical Assistance


Tomorow, I’ll show how one can view aggregated data and create alerts when specific condition happen.

Comments (1)

  1. The Technical Assistance feature is really cool ! But do you know if it would be possible to hook into the Tech Assistance message, even get it into the msgboxdb, since I migth want to route that assistance request to a 3rd party ticketing system. I know it migth be possible to grab it from the eventlog using some of the eventlog adapter available on gotdotnet, but making the BAM portal post it directly to the msgboxdb (in some biztalk specific format) would be even greater. Talk about biztalk eating it’s own dogfood! 😀