BizTalk Server 2020 – 20 days, 20 posts: Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper Pipeline Component for BizTalk Server 2020

BizTalk Server 2020 – 20 days, 20 posts – day 12. Once again, following my recent blog posts here is another pipeline component migrate to BizTalk Server 2020 that makes part of my BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions UtilityPack project: Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper Pipeline Component.

Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper Pipeline Component

The Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper is a pipeline component for BizTalk Server which can be used in a send pipeline and is intended to replace all attachments of a multi-part message for its zipped equivalent.

The capabilities are similar to those available in compression software such as WinZip or 7-zip:

  • Attachments Compression – Extracts, in a send pipeline, all message parts include in a multi-part message that is not included in the message body (Message Body Part = False), compresses it and attaches the compressed attachment back to the message.

No compression/decompression software needs to be installed in the BizTalk Server machines.

Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper Pipeline Component
  • This component requires one configuration that is the FileExtension where you can specify if you want for example a .zip or .gz file.

To use this pipeline component in your projects you just copy the PipelineComponentMultipartMsgZipAttach.dll file into the Pipeline Components folder that exists in the BizTalk Server installation directory:

  • ..\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server\Pipeline Components;

on every server.

You do not need to add a custom pipeline component to be used by the BizTalk Runtime to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).

What is BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack?

BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack is a set of custom pipeline components (libraries) with several custom pipeline components that can be used in received and sent pipelines, which will provide an extension of BizTalk out-of-the-box pipeline capabilities.

The project is available on the BizTalk Server Open Source Community repository on GitHub (https://github.com/BizTalkCommunity), and everyone can contribute with new pipeline components that can be extended or improve the existing BizTalk Server capabilities.

BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack: Multi-Part Message Attachments Zipper Pipeline Component for BizTalk Server 2020

At the moment this project is available for:

  • BizTalk Server 2020;
  • BizTalk Server 2016;
  • BizTalk Server 2010;
  • BizTalk Server 2006-2009

Where to download it?

You can download BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack from GitHub here:

BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack

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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