I just updated my BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack project available on GitHub with a new component: Receive Location Name Property Promotion Pipeline Component.

For those who are not familiar, this project is a set of custom pipeline components (libraries) with several custom pipeline components that can be used in received and sent pipelines, which will extend BizTalk’s out-of-the-box pipeline capabilities.

Receive Location Name Property Promotion Pipeline Component

Receive Location Name Property Promotion Pipeline Component is a simple pipeline component to promote the Receive Location Name (ReceiveLocationName) property to the context of the message. Several BizTalk Server context properties are not promoted by default with BizTalk Server, which means that they are not available for routing. 

One such property is the ReceiveLocationName property. While the ReceivePortName property is available in the BTS namespace, the ReceiveLocationName property is not promoted. It cannot be used for routing nor access it from inside an orchestration.

My team and I kept that behavior creates this project as a proof-of-concept to explain how you can promote properties to the context of the message.

Create a Property schema

To promote properties to the context of the message, we will need a Property Schema with these properties. In our case, we will add only one property called: ReceiveLocationName.

Property NameDate TypeProperty Schema Base

Note: A MessageContextPropertyBase property means that the XPath may or may not exist. 

Create a Pipeline Component

To actually promote the properties to the context of the message, we need to create a pipeline component to do the trick.

string rlocationname = (string)pInMsg.Context.Read("ReceiveLocationName", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/BizTalk/2003/system-properties");
pInMsg.Context.Promote("ReceiveLocationName", "https://BizTalk.Pipeline.Components.RcvLocationPromotion.PropertySchema", rlocationname);

How to use it

Once you deploy the property schema and a receive pipeline component containing the Receive Location Name Property Promotion Pipeline Component, you can start to apply Content-based routing using the Receive Location Name.



You can download Receive Location Name Property Promotion Pipeline Component from GitHub here:

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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