A Web based version of the BizTalk Rules Composer


As part of a proof-of-concept I was working on last year, we needed to show that the BizTalk Business Rules could be created and managed via a Web Application instead of through the standard Business Rules Composer tool that we provide out of the box. The client had certain requirements that meant that using the standard Composer just wasn't viable. Therefore, I replicated a portion of the Composer as a Web based application. I thought I'd post some images from the app and see if this is something people are interested in. If you are, I'll work to clean up the code and post it to http://www.codeplex.com/. Let me know by posting a comment here.

 There were two tools in the. One let you view and edit vocabularies. The other let you view/author/edit/delete/publish/deploy policies and rules.

Image 1: The home page, gives the user the ability to access the 2 tools contained in the app.




Image 2: The Policy and Rule Explorer This screen lets a user select a specific Policy to review. Once they select a Policy, they are shown the entire version history for it. For each version, then can load up a list of all the rules contained within that version. At this point, they have the option to publish, deploy or copy that particular version. They also have the ability to select each rule and view its Conditions and actions.


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Image 3: Adding a New Rule


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Image 4: The Vocabulary Explorer. Lets a user view the definitions contained within all the Vocabularies and lets them alter the values of existing definitions.

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Cheers and keep on BizTalking...


Peter

Comments (7)

  1. Looks good!  I had started something like this 2 years ago, but never got the "save" part working right.  I’d be interested in seeing more …

  2. Ashi says:

    A Web Based Rules composer has been a constant requirement in a BizTalk Integration projects. With my customers, We had to develop a similar rules composer web application.

    It would be great.. if you can share it on codeplex

  3. KeithPRC@hotmail.com says:

    hope upload this on codeplex quickly 🙂

  4. z3bu says:

    Could you please share this application with the biztalk community, this seems to be a very handy way to access the BRC from a non-developer view!

  5. hsedidin says:

    Have you updated the application to work with BTS 2009?

    I am interested in the source code for this tool. Is it available on CodePlex.

    Thanks,

    Howard

  6. sonita says:

    I’m sure interested on knowing more your web application!

    Please let me know if you will post it to codeplex.

    Thanks!

  7. Simone says:

    Does the project have been uploaded on codeplex?

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