BizTalk EDI Configuration Management: In our experience, the largest single source of problems and frustration for
most BizTalk users, has been due to improper
configuration management practices. In addition to BizTalk Messaging (BTM)
objects, other resources including WMI objects, specifications, maps, XLANG
schedules, web sites, custom components, file folders, message queues, may also
be essential to a working Biztalk configuration and must be managed effectively.
BizTalk EDI Concepts and ComponentsA correct understanding of EDI document structure and syntax,
the role of envelopes, and best practices for designing and managing EDI interchanges and transactions,
can help your organization use BizTalk components more effectively for EDI.
Advanced EDI Parsing, Serializing, and Mapping Techniques:
EDI documents have special characteristics regarding datatypes, loop structures,
sequence, and conditional node processing which are handled by parsers and
serializers. Unfortunately, the BizTalk EDI and HIPAA parsers are closed source
components, whose treatment cannot be modified. Additional components such as
custom pre-processors and post-processors, or special maps must be employed to
handle unsupported requirements, or custom parsing and serializing components
must be substituted.
Mapping EDI BizTalk Document Specifications:
Many EDI documents cannot be successfully validated in the BizTalk Editor, due
to complications during the parsing and serializing stages, which can affect the
mapping stage as well. We can show you how the BizTalk Mapper can be more
effectively used to troubleshoot validation problems, and because EDI document
specifications tend to be quite large, also demonstrate techniques for
simplifying complex functoid linking.