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Extracting SOAPFault Code and Reason in orchestration

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Extracting SOAPFault Code and Reason in orchestration

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I'm having trouble extracting SOAPFault Code and Reson values (string).


  1. I'm using a Scope and Catch-shape to catch BTS.soap_envelope_1__2.Fault (variable sf)
  2. When BTS.soap_envelope_1__2.Fault is cought (I see that it is, in the event viewer), since sf is a variable, I create a new message of type BTS.soap_envelope_1__2.Fault (also tried with message of type XmlDocument) and make it equal to sf (msgSoapFault = sf;). I also confirmed that msgSoapFault contains the same value as sf since I studied it in my debug output.
  3. I use following expression to extract Code and Reason from msgSoapFault:

strSoapFaultCode = xpath(msgSoapFault, "/*[local-name()='Fault' and namespace-uri()='']/*[local-name()='Code' and namespace-uri()='']/*[local-name()='Value' and namespace-uri()='']/text()");
strSoapFaultReason = xpath(msgSoapFault, "/*[local-name()='Fault' and namespace-uri()='']/*[local-name()='Reason' and namespace-uri()='']/*[local-name()='Text' and namespace-uri()='']/text()");


In my debug output I see that strSoapFaultCode and strSoapFaultReason are empty. The orchestration also throws NullReferenceException since I'm trying to compare strSoapFaultCode with a string: strSoapFaultCode.Contains("soap:Sender").


I know that my XPath is correct, I have tested it against the SOAPFault message manually. This is the SOAPFault that I catch in step 1:

<soap:Fault xmlns:soap="">
    <soap:Text xml:lang="en">Random text</soap:Text>


Notes: The whole process is an exact replica of post


I appreciate any form of help.

Kind regards


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  • I got help on MSDN BizTalk forum. The xpath must convert result to a string by using strng-function. E.g. xpath(msgSoapFault, "string(xpath)")

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