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While browsing for the answer to the question: “How do I add SOAP-headers to a message sent using the WCF-custom or WCF-basicHttp adapter?” I never really found a good, short answer. So I thought I’d give it a go. Setting SOAP headers I assume you know...
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There are a lot of things I do not know about BizTalk. The list is getting shorter but here is something I found. I was trying to verify a flow within a known environment. Everything else seemed to work apart from this one flow. A technician submitted...
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In part 1 I defined what the bitwise operator is and how you can use it in your .net code. Now, let us see how we can use the same functionality in BizTalk to route messages. How to use  the bitwise operator in BizTalk One of the great things about...
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Did you know that there is a “bitwise” operator that you can use when you define subscriptions in BizTalk? I surely did not! I just stumbled upon it an since I could not find any really good article on it I thought I would give it a try: What is the Bitwise...
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As you may know, there is an MCTS-exam called 70-595, for us that work with BizTalk. The formal name is: “ Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ”. Many seem to think that passing this test is hard...
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Every time I suggest BizTalk as an alternative in a “bid” or project I feel like the guy to the right.
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A new experience for me today: You have to use English in the config-file for BizTalk. The thing was that we store some custom settings in the <appSettings>-tag. Quite useful in this particular scenario. So I added some information in Swedish (using...
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Or, as it was called: “Top 10 Things to Know When Integrating with Line of Business Systems”. The quick Saravana Kumar beat me to posting about this, but that does not mean I cannot reiterate it. The presentation was hosted by the Swedish BizTalk User...
I got a question through my e-mail today. The problem was that he hade to use 3rd party schemas (papiNet). These schemas contained a lot of words that BizTalk does not allow. Well rather it is the c# compiler that does not allow it. However:  the...
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Way back in 2005 Stephen W. Thomas wrote the #1 Google hit for “ recoverable interchange processing ”. This was added as a very welcome feature to the 2006 edition. As such I knew about it when designing the following information flow. Data is polled...
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“Effect” is not a good word for it. Maybe “messes up”, “disturbs”, or “kills” is better. After installing the Cumulative Update (CU) referred to as KB 2429050 everything seemed ok until some of the jobs collecting in/out statistics from the DTA database...
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At first glance, this might seem like a good thing but it’s not. All BizTalk developers know and depend on the event viewer log “Application” to debug deployed BizTalk code. Not to mention how monitoring software tend to work. Many monitoring scenarios...
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As I move around between different customers I see a lot of different takes on architecture and solutions regarding BizTalk. However there is one thing that never, ever, changes. Programmers use string classes to parse file paths. Stop that! It is usually...
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A colleague  of mine asked: “ What kind of exception is thrown from the xml validation pipeline component? ”. The reason was that she had to execute xml validation from within an orchestration, using as receive pipeline. Depending on whether the...
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Ok read it again … Yes you are right! BizTalk is looking for an element of the same name in the same namespace and yet it does not validate. What is this? The answer is that the data uses ElementFormDefault: Qualified and the schema uses ElementFormDefault...
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