BizTalk Macros

Posted by Chris Straw on June 27, 2011 in BizTalk |

Tweet Here is a list of the File Name Macros. ?You can use a combintation of these to create your file names in the FILE transport properties (see screen shot below). Macro Definition %datetime% Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date time in the format YYYY-MM-DDThhmmss (for example, 1997-07-12T103508). %datetime_bts2000% UTC date time in the format YYYYMMDDhhmmsss, […]



Starting BizTalk Server

Posted by Chris Straw on June 24, 2011 in BizTalk, WCF, XML/XSD |

Tweet I am starting on Microsoft BizTalk server today. ?I will be posting information on my progress. ?With my Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) background, the concepts are very familiar. ?I wish I would have started sooner, as BizTalk solves a lot of problems with moving data between systems. I will keep you posted! ?Looking forward […]

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Generate c# or vb.net class from XML file

Posted by Chris Straw on June 20, 2011 in c#, vb.net, XML/XSD |

Tweet XSD is a tool that can be used to generate a C# class from a given XML document. This class can then be used to deserialize and process the XML within your code. For my example, I’m using the?GetBusinessCardCall from the Shoeboxed.com API. ?I am currently writing a c#?interface?to read the data from Shoeboxed. […]

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Disadvantages of an Access Database (Part 2)

Posted by Chris Straw on June 18, 2011 in Access, Database, Oracle, SQL Server, Uncategorized |

Tweet In my previous post, Disadvantages of an Access Database (Part 1), I described issues with Access and the?vulnerabilities?and limitations of Access. ?This post details the?Scalability?and the non-trained database designer flaw. Scalability Access has issues with scalability. The more activity, the slower Access becomes. ?Ninety-five percent of the systems I’ve written have been to replace […]

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