BizTalk Mapping – Basic Concepts of Building BizTalk Map

Posted: November 8, 2010  |  Categories: BizTalk Maps

The Basics of building a map consist of implement five differences process:

  • Simple Drag-and-Drop: dragging links from the source schema windows directly to the target schema windows or dragging links to and from functoids that have been inserted into mapper grid.
schema simple Drag and Drop
  • Concatenation (concatenating fields): combine two or more strings from the input to the target schema is one of the common mapping needs.
schema contatenating fields
  • Data Addition: another common mapping need is to add additional data to the target schema, some system data like date, add data based on the data inside the source schema or math operations.
schema Data Addition
  • Conditional Selection: You don’t always want simply move data from the source to the target schema, sometimes (many times J), you will need to generate an output node only under certain conditions. BizTalk map gives many options (functoids) to help you do this.
schema Conditional Selection
  • Custom Scripting: You can make your custom scripting by using XSL code inside the scripting functoid or by using C# code.
schema Custom Scripting
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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