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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