How to schedule an orchestration (BizTalk 2004, 2006 or R2)

Posted: June 11, 2009  |  Categories: Adapters BizTalk Orchestrations

How can we schedule an orchestration to run at predetermined time intervals or to start in a predetermined hour?

You have 3 possible ways to do this:

  • Using Windows Task Scheduler to drop a file to the specified receive location
  • Using SQL Adapter by implementing a simple stored procedure that creates a “dummy” message that initiates your orchestration
  • Or using BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter (you can download this in GitHub: )

But in my opinion, the best way is doing by using BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter, I say this because this is the only option that everything is in the same place, we configure everything in the receive location using this adapter, and that makes it easier to manage in the future.

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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