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.
- 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.
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: