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Ralph Romero
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Asserting Database Facts Per Environment
I've recently been using database facts in Biztalk Business Rules Engine and this has required an assertion of the connection string into the policy which includes the database server/instance, database name, and table name. The database name and table are ...

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Troubleshooting BAM
I've recently had some difficulties with BAM which made the service unavailable. I will outline some of the steps I've taken to get it working again. Below outlined is only general advice as you may have a different problem compared to what I've experienced...

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What to do if you can't get the time into BAM via orchestration.
I've experienced a problem with trying to get the current datetime into BAM from within an orchestration. All my attempts of using the PortStartTime and PortEndTime in any of the orchestration shapes have ended up with Null values or a date like '1900-01-01...

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Biztalk Binding Schema
In my Biztalk solution I have a need to check for the existence of configurations in certain ports. The unit test I created exports the binding from the Biztalk application then Bizunit applies Xpath to check for the existence of configurations. Before you ...

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Biztalk360 BRE Standalone Access to Assemblies
One of the problems with using a standalone server with Biztalk360 is the unavailability of assemblies. When you load the business rules page in Biztalk360, you may find it inaccessible with various errors stating that various assemblies could not be found....

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Thoughts On Biztalk360
After a month of using Biztalk360, I thought I'd share a few of my experiences. Standalone Installation You have the option of installing Biztalk360 on a Biztalk server or as a standalone. A standalone installation will require that you install some Biztalk...

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ESB Import Failure: Microsoft.Practices.Modeling.Services
You've got your solution all tested and ready to go. You've practiced deployment on your test systems. You go to run BTDF to deploy the solution to your production system and you get an error about Microsoft.Practices.Modeling.Services being unavailable. Th...

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Breaking The Declaration
The snippet of powershell below is useful for trading partners who declare an xml document with <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?> Then go ahead and use invalid characters that are not part of UTF-8. foreach($i in get-childitem testfold...

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Using ESB Add Namspace
When working with systems that utilize the older no-namespace style of XML documents, the ESB add namespace is handy for strong typing documents. Why go to the effort of using it? You could create a schema and set the target namespace to blank and continue ...

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Biztalk Edifact Parties & Deployment
One thing to keep in mind especially when using BTDF ( Biztalk Deployment Framework ) is that using it to deploy parties and agreements can cause the UNB Interface Control Reference to reset. If you're working with trading partners that don't pay too much a...
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