1603 on BizTalk Application MSI Install

Running a BizTalk MSI, on a second BizTalk server, gave this error: There is a problem with this Windows Installer. A program run as oart of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. I checked the Windows Application Event Log and found the 1603 number. In my case, […]

BizTalk SQL Queries – Orchestrations/SendPorts either way

I’m adding to my collection of SQL queries that run against the BizTalk database. The first query below goes from Orchestration to Send Port. If the orchestration uses Direct Binding, it will have a logical Orchestration PortName, but no bindings to a SendPort. The second query goes from SendPort to Orchestration. I’d love to show […]

How to Set URL and Authorization Token in BizTalk Dynamic REST Post

Here are some samples that might be useful if you need to dynamically send a REST “POST” message. Of course, in the real world, the token and the URL would probably be some type of configuration variable. YourMsgRequestName(WCF.HttpHeaders) =         "Accept: application/json" +         "\r\n" +         "Content-Type: application/json " +         "\r\n" +         "X-AUTH-TOKEN: yourSecretAuthTokenHere" ; // Add […]

Access denied \AppData\Local\Temp\PID###### does not appear to be a BizTalk Assembly

Access denied and/or Error: “C:\Users\YourUser\AppData\Local\Temp\BT\PID3724\BizTalkAssembly\….dll” does not appear to be a BizTalk assembly, and cannot be deployed to the Configuration database. If this assembly is referenced by other BizTalk assemblies, it needs to be installed into the global assembly cache (GAC) of each BizTalk server. In my case, our company has a specific way of […]

Download WinSCP 5.7.7 for BizTalk 2016 (or 5.15.4 for BizTalk 2020)

According to BizTalk 2016 install requirements, if you want to use the SFTP adapter, you need to install a specific version (5.7.7) of WinSCP. If you follow the link on that page, it takes you to the current release, and there’s no obvious way to find the previous downloads. BUT – see the note below. […]

Windows Path to the BizTalk “GAC” MSIL

I often use shortcuts and forget that this is the directory/path name to the Global Assembly Cache (where BizTalk .NET components are “GAC-ed”). c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL It’s NOT this one: C:\windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL See prior blog: What happened to the GAC in .NET 4.0 NOTE: This is not the “BizTalk GAC”, it’s just the .NET 4.0 and above GAC. […]

EDI.Net – Library for processing EDI files

Did you ever want to know how to process (parse) or create EDI files by just using .NET C#? There is a great library that can help. I’m working on a new Udemy class that is an Intro to EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). Other than using more expensive enterprise systems like BizTalk, I wanted to […]

XPath 3.0 in C# with Saxonica API

Today, I was playing with using Saxonica’s .NET API in C# (Microsoft .NET). The program below was based on the sample here: c:\Saxonica\Resources\samples\cs\ExamplesHE.cs You can download the samples from Saxonica on SourceForge in the file that starts with “Resources”. Sample C# Program <pre> using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Threading.Tasks; //Do an […]

BizTalk RawString – How to receive non-XML message into Orchestrations without a Custom Pipeline

I needed to implement RawString functionality to be able to read a non-XML file into an orchestration. Scott Colestock had a great article on this on his TraceOfThought blog, but when I needed it the other day, it had been hacked (hopefully only temporary). 1. Deploy the C# code towards the bottom of this log; […]