Send File To a Date-Based Structure Encoder Pipeline Component

Time to get back to BizTalk Server and publish new resources on this amazing product and also return to one of my old pet projects: the BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack.

Today, I decided to create a brand new component called the Send File To a Date-Based Structure Encoder Pipeline Component.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack project is a set of custom pipeline components (libraries) with several custom pipeline components that can be used in receiving and sending pipelines. Those pipeline components provide extensions of BizTalk’s out-of-the-box pipeline capabilities.

Send File To a Date-Based Structure Encoder Pipeline Component

The Send File To a Date-Based Structure Encoder Pipeline Component is a pipeline component that can be used in a send pipeline, as the name mentioned inside the Encode stage, and it allows you to send an outbound file to a dynamic folder path organized by date tree:

  • <basePath>\yyyy\MM\dd\<filename>

In other words, you will define the base path on the adapter URI, and then this component will use that base path to add a dynamic structure inside that path based on the date.

This component doesn’t require any property configuration.

How to install it

As always, you just need to add these DLLs on the Pipeline Components folder that in BizTalk Server 2020 is by default:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server\Pipeline Components

In this particular component, we need to have this  DLL:

  • BizTalk.PipelineComponents.SendFileToDateBasedStructure.dll

How to use it

Like all previous, to use the pipeline component, I recommend you create generic or several generic pipelines that can be reused by all your applications and add the pipeline component in the Encode stage. The component can be used only on the send pipelines.



You can download Send File To a Date-Based Structure Encoder Pipeline Component from GitHub here:

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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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