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27 Biztalk Edi Questions And Answers

1⟩ Explain what is content-based routing?

Content-based routing provides flexibility for users who want to route messages based on envelope properties or on receive port configuration properties. Routing can be performed based on information contained in the envelope of the document or even configuration information from the receive location.

A BizTalk Server business process involves receiving, processing, and sending messages. Some messages do not require intensive processing in an orchestration. They can benefit from a simpler and more efficient solution called Content-based routing.


4⟩ Do you know how to change the message type?

Before jumping in to do as the error message suggests, let’s think for a moment about what that entails.

Inspect every Receive and Send shape to determine if it uses a Message variable that’s associated with the schema you want to change.

Its not a good practice to create a single orchestration with so many Receive/Send shapes.

Delete Port connections, once you find all the Receive/Send shapes.

Change the Message variable so that the Message Type property is set to the new schema and then re-associate the Message variable with each Receive/Send shape.

Find all the Port Types that are associated with the Ports you disconnected from Receive/Send shapes and reset their Operation’s Message Type properties.


5⟩ Please explain persistence points?

The process of saving your running orchestration state at certain point is called persistence.

Orchestration engine persist a running instance which is based on the design of orchestration.

There are few events or stages, which triggers the persistence operation called persistence points.


6⟩ Do you know what is EDI?

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a document standard which when implemented acts as common interface between two or more computer applications in terms of understanding the document transmitted. It is commonly used by big companies for e-commerce purposes, such as sending orders to warehouses or tracking their order.


8⟩ Explain me what is direct binding in BizTalk Server?

Sending messages from one orchestration to another is done by using Direct Binding technique. It is also being used for sending messages directly into the message box. It is used in publish and subscribe system in BizTalk for sending messages among orchestrations.


10⟩ Tell us how to create the EDI schema?

BizTalk already ships with the standard EDI schemas. To use it we need to extract the schemas using the MicrosoftEdiXSDTemplates.exe file, located in the root of the XSD_SchemaEDI folder.


11⟩ Explain me how rules engine is provided in BizTalk Server?

Rules engine is provided as component of a business rules management system, which provides the abilities such as define, register, classify and manage all rules, verifies consistency of rules definitions, defining relationships among rules and relates them to IT applications which are effected by one or more rules.


12⟩ Tell me what is distinguished field in BizTalk Server?

A pipe line is used to write Distinguished Fields in the message context when a message is received on a port. Dis-assembler pipeline component such as XML and flat file disassemble does the job of writing the message context by the pipeline. In addition to it, custom pipeline component could also be performing it.


13⟩ Explain me how does BizTalk resolves Agreement?

BizTalk requires the qualifier and identifier fields for sender and receiver in order to perform agreement resolution. It will match the values of ISA5, ISA6, ISA7, and ISA8 in the interchange header with those in the properties of an agreement.


15⟩ Tell me what is Promoted property in BizTalk Server?

The promotion of Prompted Fields/Properties is done in the message context by a pipeline called receive pipeline at the time when a message is received on a port. This task is performed by dis-assembler pipeline component (XML or a flat file dis-assembler). In addition to it, custom pipeline component could also be performing it.


16⟩ Tell me what is the BizTalk Server convoy and correlation sets?

BizTalk server detects the potential for certain race conditions, which are ensured that all correlated messages are received by the same orchestration instance. The potentiality of these race conditions is detected by BizTalk server. These messages are treated as a ‘convoy’. A convoy set is a group of correlation sets. All such subsequent messages which match the general subscription are evaluated against the convoy set, and the matched convoys are routed to an existing port.


18⟩ Explain me what are the options to release EDI Batch messages to destination?

There are four options which can be used as deciding factor and then release:

☛ Schedule : At regular intervals

☛ Maximum Number of Transaction Sets :Fixed number of transactions within an Interchange

☛ Maximum Number of Characters in an Interchange : Number of characters

☛ External Release Trigger : Whenever a Trigger Message is given to BizTalk


19⟩ Explain bizTalk Server rules engine?

A rules engine is a software system, which is used for executing one or more business rules in a dynamic production environment. The rules might be from legal regulation, company policies or any other resources.


20⟩ Please explain what is BizTalk business process configuration?

Information worker can set parameters for an orchestration that implements a business process, which a business analyst may not be able to create.

Developer creating an orchestration can define parameters for an orchestration to enable information workers configure it. An information worker sets those parameters using the TPM service by specifying their values in the partner’s agreement.