How can we enable BAM Add-In for Excel?

Add-ins provide optional commands and features for Microsoft Excel. In this case, the BAM Add-In for Excel provides the tools that you need to create a BAM observation model. In other words, it will allow you to define what data to collect from business processes and to define the way in which business users will… Continue reading How can we enable BAM Add-In for Excel?

What are distinguished fields and how to create a distinguished field?

Distinguished fields are message elements that are written into the message context. The main source of confusion between distinguished fields and promoted properties is that they are both created in Visual Studio’s Schema Editor through the “Promote -> Show Promotions” contextual menu option of a message schema’s element. Once the dialog box is open, make… Continue reading What are distinguished fields and how to create a distinguished field?

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What are Promoted Properties and How to promote properties?

Promoted Properties are Message Context Properties that are flagged as promoted. Being promoted it allows the Message Engine to route messages based on their value, and being in the message context allows doing so without having to look at the message payload (which would be an expensive operation). They are the most common way to… Continue reading What are Promoted Properties and How to promote properties?

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Distinguished Fields vs. Promoted Properties in BizTalk

BizTalk provides two types of property promotions: Distinguished Fields and Property Fields. In a simple words, distinguished fields can only be used within orchestration whereas promoted property fields can be accessed through all phases of the BizTalk message processing – orchetration or from custom code,, pipelines, port filter (routing).. Distinguished Fields Promoted Properties(Property Fields) Are… Continue reading Distinguished Fields vs. Promoted Properties in BizTalk