BizTalk Server 2020 – 20 days, 20 posts: JSON Encoder Pipeline Component for BizTalk Server 2020

BizTalk Server 2020 – 20 days, 20 posts – day 17. I have to confess I didn’t try yet the default JSON Encoder, but I trust this component is still useful in this new release, so today we are migrating the custom JSON Encoder component available in BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions UtilityPack project: JSON Encoder Pipeline Component.

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This custom JSON Encoder Pipeline Component is a pipeline component for BizTalk Server which can be used in a Send Pipeline (Encode stage) to encode any XML message into a JSON equivalent in a simple and effective way. It is also 100% compatible with the default JSON Encoder component provided by Microsoft.

JSON Encoder Pipeline Component for BizTalk Server 2020

This component will allow you to choose between using the default pipeline component provide by Microsoft, at least the internal behavior because I build this pipeline component as an extension of the default JSON Encoder pipeline component, or use the custom behavior that I created. So, from the BizTalk Administration console you will be able to decide if:

  • You want to use the behavior of the default JSON Encoder pipeline component provide by Microsoft by setting the UseCustomEncoder property to False;
BizTalk Server Custom JSON Encoder pipeline component use custom behavior
  • or use the custom behavior to generate the JSON message by setting the UseCustomEncoder property to True;

To use this pipeline component in your projects you just copy the CustomJSONEncoder.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 this 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: JSON Encoder 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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