Another day, another BizTalk Server Pipeline Component! Today, I decided to release a brand new component called the Remove XML Empty Nodes 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.

Remove XML Empty Nodes Pipeline Component

As the name mentions, the Remove XML Empty Nodes Pipeline Component is a pipeline component that can be used to remove empty nodes present in an XML message. You can use this component in any stage of a receive or send pipeline.

This component has a single property that requires you to setup:

  • DisableRemoveBOM (boolean): This allows you to enable or disable the process of removing empty nodes from an XML message.

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.RemoveXmlEmptyNodes.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 this pipeline component in any required stage of a send or receive pipeline.



You can download the Remove XML Empty Nodes 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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