XPath Debatching and Envelope Debatching Biztalk Lab

Envelopes can be used with the Xml Disassembler in Biztalk 2004 to break up larger Xml messages into single messages.  Another approach to message debatching is to use xpath in a loop inside an Orchestration.  Both these approaches are covered in this Message Debatching Options Lab for Biztalk 2004. 



This lab will take around 40 minutes to complete and is based on Microsoft’s hands-on-labs.



Download: Message Debatching Options Hands-on Lab



Setup is simple.  Unzip the download to your c:\ drive.  Make sure the root folder named “Microsoft Hands-On-Labs” is located at c:\.  The lab manual is located under \ILL009_Debatching.  The exercises are located in the \Source\Exercises folder.  The full sample solution is located in the \Source\Solution folder.



This lab is recommended for beginner and above biztalk users looking to learn more about message debatching in biztalk.


 

BizTalk Integration with Sharepoint and InfoPath Lab

Curious on how you can use Sharepoint, InfoPath, and BizTalk 2004 together?  This hands on lab will take you through a simple integration scenario step-by-step using Sharepoint and InfoPath to display delivery exceptions using Delivery Notification inside an Orchestration using BizTalk 2004. 



This lab will take around 60 minutes to complete and is based on Microsoft’s hands-on-labs.  Sharepoint (or Windows Sharepoint Services) and the Sharepoint Adapter for BizTalk 2004 (available on GotDotNet) are required.



Download: Sharepoint-InfoPath Hands On Lab



Setup is simple.  Unzip the download to your c:\ drive.  Make sure the root folder named “Microsoft Hands-On-Labs” is located at c:\.  The lab manual is located under \ILL019_InfoPath.  The exercises are located in the \Source\Exercises folder.  The full solution is located in the \Source\Solution folder.



Although newbie’s to BizTalk can complete this lab, it covers advanced topics.  If you are new to BizTalk, do not get discouraged if you find this lab difficult. 


Sequential Flat File Message Processing Lab

Here is a 45 minute, step-by-step lab showing how to use the Flat File Disassembler, Delivery Notification, and a Sequential Convoy to map a large flat file document in BizTalk 2004.  This lab will break up a large flat file into single messages, map each message, and write the ordered output to an output file.



This lab takes you through it in three Exercises.  It is based on Microsoft’s hands-on-labs.



Download: Sequential Message Processing Hands On Lab



Setup is simple.  Unzip the download to your c:\ drive and run the included binding file to create the send and receive ports used in the lab.  Make sure the root folder named “Microsoft Hands-On-Labs” is located at c:\.  The lab manual is located under \ILL010_Convoys.  The exercises are located in the \Source\Exercises folder.  The full solution is located in the \Source\Solution folder.



Although newbie’s to BizTalk can complete this lab, it covers advanced topics.  If you are new to BizTalk, do not get discouraged if you find this lab difficult. 


TechEd 2005 Orlando Instructor Led Labs

Congratulations to everyone who is going to attend TechEd 2005 in Orlando, FL – since it is now sold out.



I just wanted to point out a few exciting instructor led labs that I will be leading.  If you like my blog content, chances are you will like these labs. 


 


These labs will give you a chance to walk through step-by-step the topics listed below.  I will also be available to answer questions.


 


Using InfoPath SP1 and SharePoint 2003 to Design an Effective Tracking System for BizTalk Server 2004


 


Abstract: Learn how to utilize InfoPath SP1 through SharePoint to display business process exception returned from within a business process. Learn how to build a simple InfoPath form to display exception information, publish this form into SharePoint, use processing instructions to reference this form, and use delivery notification to catch delivery errors.


 


 


Using Sequential Message Processing and the Flat File Disassembler to Map a Large Flat File in BizTalk Server 2004


 


Abstract: In this lab, you will learn to use the native features of the Flat-file disassembler to break up a large inbound flat file into single messages to allow for easy processing inside BizTalk.  Without this ability to break up the document, it would be difficult to process documents of this size.  In order to maintain the order of the single messages inside the Message Box, the messages will be processed sequentially using a Convoy Messaging Pattern.  Each record will be mapped and written in order to an output file. Delivery notification will be used to ensure sequencing and delivery of the single messages.


 


 


If you do not make it to my labs, you can always catch me in the cabana room or after these sessions if you have any questions or just want to say “HI”.