Thursday, January 24, 2008

BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter

While browsing my feeds through google reader, I found a post from Brian Loesgen, he posted a lot of very useful links related to BizTalk. If you're a BizTalk developer, i really really encourage u to take a look at it ;)

One of the link which interest me is the BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter, because I'm currently doing some documentations for the recent BizTalk applications which we just have completed.
From the release date, it seems that this tool has been a while actually, but hopefully it will be helpful for you guyz who are just like me ;)

This is a direct link to the codeplex site.

The result is really really awesome, you can find the whole information that you can see while you're designing the orchestration, such as : Messages, variables, even the orchestration design (Gosh, just thinking how much efforts i did previously to put them in the my own documentation) and the information in the BizTalk server, such as : applications, orchestrations, ports, assemblies, schemas, etc.

Orchestration Information

Orchestration Design (This really rocks)

Orchestration Codes

Note :
  • The Ports information will not have the detail properties for the adapters (SOAP Address, OracleDB, Properties)
  • If you ever find this exception "There was an error generating the XML document" when generating the documentation, you might want to enable the error logging in the config file to dump the error stack trace to the log file. See whether this solution can solve the problem like it solved mine.
Documentation has never been as easy as this before ;)

Once again thanks a lot to the BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter Team.

Hope this helps :D


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