New release of BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2010 is available

Posted: August 12, 2013  |  Categories: BizTalk Maps

I just release a new version of “BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack” project (available on CodePlex and Code Gallery) this time with only 1 new but cool functoid for BizTalk Server 2010 that was inspired by a problem that occurred to me last week.

biztalk mapper extensions utilitypack 2010 v1.6

Project Description

BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack is a set of libraries with several useful functoids to include and use it in a map, which will provide an extension of BizTalk Mapper capabilities. This is the list of previous functoids available:

  • Conversion Functoids
    • Convert from human-readable to epoch date Functoid: This functoid allows you to convert a traditional date (Human Readable Date) into a Unix date (Epoch Date).
    • Convert from epoch to human readable date Functoid: This functoid allows you to convert a Unix date (Epoch Date) into a traditional date (Human Readable Date).
    • Convert DateTime format Functoid: This functoid allows you to convert DateTime format.
  • Dynamic Generators Functoids
    • Password Generator Functoid: Use this functoid to build a random password.
    • Guid Generator Functoid: This functoid allows you to generate a new Guid.
    • Tiny Id Generator Functoid: This functoid allows you to generate a new Tiny Id.
  • Encoder Functoids
    • Base64 Decoder Functoid: This functoid allows you to decode Base64-encoded text strings.
    • Base64 Encoder Functoid: This functoid allows you to convert a string object into base64 encoded string.
  • Configuration Functoids
    • BTSNTSvc Config Get Functoid: This functoid allows you to get configuration parameters from BTSNTsvc.exe.config. If there is no section specified, the functoid reads from the AppSettings.
    • System Environment Variable Get Functoid: This functoid allows you to get configuration parameters from the machine System Environment Variable.
    • Custom Config Get Functoid: This functoid allows you to get configuration parameters from a custom configuration file.
    • Windows Registry Config Get Functoid: This functoid allows you to get configuration parameters from Windows Registry.
    • SSO Config Get Functoid: This functoid allows you to get configuration parameters from SSO Database.
  • CRM Functoids
    • CRM Lookup Functoid: This functoid allows you to retrieve a value from CRM lookup field.
  • String Functoids
    • String Constant functoid: This functoid allows you to set constant values (strings) inside de maps.
    • String ToTitleCase functoid: This functoid allows you to Converts the specified string to title case (except for words that are entirely in uppercase, which are considered to be acronyms)
    • String Advance Compare Functoid: This functoid allows you to compare two specified String objects, ignoring or honoring their case, and returns a boolean that indicates if they are equal or not.
    • String Replace Functoid: This functoid returns a new string in which all occurrences of a specified string (second parameter) found in the first string are replaced with another specified string (third parameter).
    • String Normalize Functoid: This functoid allows you to normalize the text. It will remove two or more consecutive spaces and replace them with a single space, remove two or more consecutive newlines and replace them with a single newline and “condense” multiple tabs into one.
    • String PadLeft Functoid: This functoid allows you to set a new string that right-aligns the characters in this instance by padding them on the left with a specified Unicode character, for a specified total length.
    • String PadRight Functoid: This functoid allows you to set a new string that left-aligns the characters in this string by padding them on the right with a specified Unicode character, for a specified total length.

What’s new in this version?

Although BizTalk Server provides many functoids to support a range of diverse operations when working with conditional mapping, we are limited to the number of existing operations or otherwise have to use custom XSLT. This new version will provide a new library that enables to perform 1 new method for you to be able to perform conditional mapping inside BizTalk mapper.

Default Value Mapping functoid

The Value Mapping and Value Mapping (Flattening) functoids are used to provide a conditional mapping from an input instance message to an output instance message. When their first input parameter is true, the second input parameter is put into the specified element or attribute in the output instance message; otherwise, that element or attribute is not created in the output instance message.

The Default Value Mapping has similar but different behavior. You can use the Default Value Mapping functoid to return a value from one of two input parameters. If the value of the first input parameter is Null or Empty, then the value of the second input parameter is returned, otherwise, the first input is returned.

Parameters

The functoid takes one mandatory input parameters:

  1. String value to tested as Null or Empty.
  2. A string value that will act as Default Value in case of the first input will be Null or empty.

If the value of the first input parameter is Null or Empty, then the value of the second input parameter is returned, otherwise, the first input is returned, Example: “P0011”

default value mapping functoid

I will explain better the use of is functoid in my next post.

Download

You can download Source Code and Application Binaries here:
BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack GitHub RepositoryBizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack
GitHub

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.

4 thoughts on “New release of BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2010 is available”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

BizTalk360
BizTalk Server

Over 650+ customers across
30+ countries depend on BizTalk360

Learn More
Serverless360
Azure

Operate efficiently with enterprise-grade Azure monitoring,
tracing, remediation & governance in one platform

Learn More

Back to Top