Archive for the ‘BizTalk EDI’ Category

Demo Application: Receiving EDI Messages in BizTalk 2009, Creating Trading partners and configuring acknowledgements for Parties.

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

What it does?
This BizTalk application picks the EDI messages from the input directory, where EDIFACT Invoice documents sent from a trading partner named ‘CompanyA‘ is placed. BizTalk does the validation and resolve the party at the receive pipeline and publishes these messages to the Message box. A send port is configured to subscribe these messages and delivered to the output directory. At the same time BizTalk also sends the acknowledgement back to the sender.

How to deploy and test this application?
• Download the EDIDemo.doc file and renamed it to
• Extract the file to the C:\ drive, this process will create the necessary directories to test the application.
• Go to Start->All programs->BizTalk Server 2009, click on BizTalk Server 2009 Administration console to open the BizTalk Administration console.

• Right click on Applications ->Import ->MSI file to start the import process.

• Select the ‘EDIDemo.msi’ file located at ‘C:\EDIDemo\Installer’ folder and click Next.

• Now follow the steps as shown in the below screen shots to complete the import process.

• Once the installation is completed. Right click on EDIDemo application and click on Start to start the application.

Test the application:
• Copy the sample file named ‘Invoice-CompanyA.txt’ located in ‘C:\EDIDemo\Sample’ and paste it in the folder ‘C:EDIDemo\Input’.
• Validate that the file was picked up from the Input folder by BizTalk. Check the Windows Event Viewer for any errors that may have occurred.
• If everything goes fine then you can see three invoice files in the ‘C:\EDIDemo\Output’ folder. And both of the acknowledgments were written out to the ‘C:\EDIDemo\Ack’ folder.


Important steps performed while developing this application
Creating Trading Partners:
In BizTalk 2009, trading partners are configured as parties. EDI documents are received in BizTalk are validated and their party is resolved at the receive pipeline (EDIReceive or AS2Receive). This resolution is based on the contextual information within the header of the incoming EDI message that matches with the settings that have been setup for the party.
Configuration of the home party at the Global EDI Properties:

Configuring Trading Partner (Company A) as Sender and Configuring acknowledgements:

When acknowledgement is configured for a party then that party also acts as a receiver so we also need to set the party CompanyA as Interchange Receiver.

Categories: BizTalk, BizTalk EDI

Batching Outbound EDI messages in BizTalk Server 2009

November 2, 2010 3 comments

While working on a B2B projects, it is very common requirement to send many EDI documents at once within a single batch. From BizTalk 2006 R2 onwards we have native EDI support in BizTalk, therefore no need to use any accelerators.
We have got following components in BizTalk to accomplish batching outbound EDI messages.
        • BatchMarkerReceivePipelineComponent in the EDI receive pipeline
        • Routing Orchestration
        • Batching Orchestration
        • Upgrade Batching Orchestration
        • BatchSuspend Orchestration
        • EDI Send Pipeline
These components are installed as DLLs when we install and configure BizTalk Server EDI and AS2 and available under the “BizTalk EDI Application”.
Please refer MSDN,to have more details about EDI batching in BizTalk .

In this blog, I am going to demostrate step by step tutorial on how to implement batching outbound EDI transactions in BizTalk Server 2009.


1. Open Visual Studio 2008 and create a BizTalk project named “Abhijit.BizTalk.EDI”.


2.Right click on the BizTalk project created and click on add existing items , browse to the folders “C:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009\XSD_Schema\EDI\X120501” and select the invoice schema “X12_00501_810.xsd”.

3.Go to the project properties, sign the assembly and deploy the project to the application “Abhijit.BizTalk.EDI”.


4.Close the Visual studio and open the BizTalk Server Administrator console.

5.Right click on “Abhijit.BizTalk.EDI” application, Click on Add–>References.


6.Select the “BizTalk EDI Application” and press OK to add the reference.


7.Create a new Receive Port and new receive location and set the following:
           Name of the ReceivePort : RcvInvoice
           Name of the ReceiveLocation: RcvLoc-Invoice
           Type of the RecieveLocation : FILE
           Receive Folder : <<file directory where receive location listens for incoming files>>
           Receive Pipeline : EDIReceive



8.Now create a new party named “TestBatch” and set the EDI Properties as shown in the below images.




9. Now Select Batches–>Click on New Batch button
        Click on Filter and set the filter property as
                 BTS.ReceivePortName == RcvInvoice
         Click OK to save the filter settings.

Select the Maximum Number of Transaction Sets property and set the Interchange property to 3. This will make that a batch file will send out only when three documents are available in the BizTalk message box.
Click on the Start button to start the batching.

10. Now create a new send port and set the following properties:
                   Name of the Send Port : SndBatchInvoice
                   Type : FILE
                   Send Folder: <<Destination File location>>
                   Send Pipeline : EDISend
                  EDI.DestinationPartyName ==TestBatch
                  EDI.ToBeBatched == False
   Click OK to save the send port settings.



11. Now associate the send port with the party , From the Parties, Right click on the “TestBatch” party and set the send ports as shown in below image.


12. Start the batching orchestrations:

              a. Click the BizTalk EDI application.Start all three of the batching orchestrations (shown in below image).


13.  Enable the Receive location (RcvLoc-Invoice) and Start the send port(SndBatchInvoice).

Test the solution:

    a. Drop the sample file Invoice5010.txt from in the receive location folder.


         b. Drop the same file another two times in the same receive location folder.

         c. Check the output folder. You can see a single batch file containing three files, as shown in below image.


Download the SourceCode:

To download the code please Click here

Note:Change the extension of the file from .doc to .zip and extract it into your C: drive.

Categories: BizTalk, BizTalk EDI