Friday, March 14, 2008

Flat File Disassember Error: Unexpected end of stream while looking for

I receive a flat file, going thru a receive pipeline with a Flat File Disassembler Component. And I received the following error:

There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "OmnioApplication.Pipelines.ReceiveFlatOmnioFile_IncomingRequest, OmnioApplication, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=99f7db139ef9cf70" Source: "Flat file disassembler" Receive Port: "OmnioFlatPort" URI: "D:\TestArea\Omnio\Input\IncomingRequest\*.txt" Reason: Unexpected end of stream while looking for:
Positional data (length is 24)
The current definition being parsed is RequestRevenue. The stream offset where the error occured is 72. The line number where the error occured is 2. The column where the error occured is 33.

While checking the Flat File I saw that the last line was an empty line. This means that after the last record, a carriage return was added.

So I went to the XSD of the flat file in Visual Studio and selected the Root Element
Within the properties I changed Child order to PostFix and it worked.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Documentate BizTalk Applications

This will be a short blog message, to documentate your BizTalk Applications download UK SDC BizTalk 2006 Documenter

UK SDC BizTalk 2006 Documenter
Creates compiled help files for a given BTS 2006 installation. This tool can be run on an ad-hoc basis using the UI or from the command line as a post build/deploy task to create a compiled help file describing a BTS 2006 installation. It will compile: BTS Host configuration, Send/Receive port configuration, Orchestration diagrams, Schema and Map content, Pipeline process flow, Adapter configuration, Rule engine vocabularies and policies, More… and publish them as compiled help files. Optionally you can embed custom HTML content and custom descriptions for all BTS artifacts to produce a more customized look and feel to the CHM output.

Download link:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Determine the Version of BizTalk Installed

Check the version on Test, Validation and Production Server.

Open regedit and got to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0\

You will find the information you need and compare with the other systems.