Calling a pipeline from an orchestration is quite easy.

First of all you need to add a reference to the Microsoft.XLANGs.Pipeline.dll and Microsoft.BizTalk.Pipeline.dll assemblies. When this is done you’ll be able to execute a receive pipeline as follows:

ReceivePipelineOutput = Microsoft.XLANGs.Pipeline.XLANGPipelineManager.ExecuteReceivePipeline
(typeof(ShemasAndPipelines.ReceiveCustOrdres), OrdersInputInterchange);

To get all messages coming out the pipeline, you’ll have to loop over the batch and get all messages like this:


For the execution of a send pipeline you’ll need to create a variable of type Microsoft.XLANGs.Pipeline.SendPipelineInputMessages. then call the method add on this variable which adds message of type Microsoft.XLANGs.BaseType.XLANGMessage.


To execute the send pipeline, you’ll have call the ExecuteSendPipeline method with the just created SendPipelineInputMessages and the output message as follows:

(ShemasAndPipelines.SendCustOrdersPipeline), SendPipelineInput, OrdersOutputInterchange);

This way of executing pipelines will execute the pipelines using the default settings for all pipeline properties. How to execute pipelines from an orchestration with custom settings for the pipeline properties will be explained in my next blogs.

a more detailed explanation can be found here