Biztalk 2002 question:

Biztalk 2002 question:

Post by bobby.some » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 01:09:31

I have a business process that requires me to create an XML document
and send it to a trading partner via FTP.

The hitch here is that the document must be accompanied by a control
file with information about the document such as the name child node
count, etc. Then the two files need to be zipped and ftp'd to the
trading partner.

I have all the code to create the control file and zip the two together
- I can put it in an AIC or preprocessor. But it seems that the only
thing I can pass into a channel is an XML file. How do you pass the
zip file through biztalk and into the biztalk ftp service?


Bobby Somers

Biztalk 2002 question:

Post by BA » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 01:23:55

I risk looking a fool here because its been a while since I've touched BTS

If I recall correctly you must set your transport to passthru, that should
be all. I think I'm right in that you dont need an envelope for this process.

Hope I've helped a little.



Biztalk 2002 question:

Post by Jan Eliase » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 19:02:36

I am unsure as to whether a preprocessor is called when using the
passthrough option in a receive function.

Other possibilities would be using BizTalks HTTP receive function
receive the file and just drop it in a folder. Then have a Windows
Service monitor that folder and create the controlfile, zip them
together and put the zip-file in another folder. Then use BizTalks
file receive function to pick it up, using passthrough to a port that
uses the FTP AIC.

Jan Eliasen

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