BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Updated to v1.9.1.0

Posted: October 6, 2016 in BizTalk
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Exciting news… Version 1.9.1.0 of BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and 2013 is now available!

Here’s the change-log for this release:

  • Updated Logical Functoids:
    • The project has sign strong name key solving an issue regarding to “Unable to add BizTalk.Logical.Functoids.dll to the GAC (version 1.9.0.0)” – However, this is a false problem or a BizTalk Deployment Framework that always put functoid assemblies in the GAC, because these functoids are doesn’t need to be place inside the GAC.
  • Updated CRM Functoids:
    • CRM Lookup Functoid: This functoid was updated. This functoid allows you to retrieve a value from CRM lookup field. But now this functoid is also able to performs lookup operation using two different approach: Accessing the CRM database (read-only), for local CRM integration or through the CRM web services if you want avoid giving access to the database or if you have to integrate CRM online.
The new CRM Lookup Functoid

One of the biggest changes in this new version was made by Salvatore Pellitteri that decided to change the previous CRM Lookup Functoid (also created by him) by adding additional features.

This functoid, has the previous one, allows you to retrieve a value from CRM lookup field. However, this new version of the functoid is able to performs lookup operation using two different approach:

  • Accessing the CRM database (read-only), for local CRM integration
  • Through the CRM web services if you want avoid giving access to the database or if you have to integrate CRM online.
Parameters

The functoid takes five mandatory input parameters:

  1. SSO Application Name: the connection parameters are stored inside SSO. Here you have to specify the application name where you decide to store the settings. This allow you to have multiple CRM environments that you can integrate;
  2. CRM Guid Field Name: key field name of which you want to get the value;
  3. CRM Entity Name: CRM entity name on which the resolution will be performed
  4. CRM Input Field Name: imagining having a “code” as input and you want to know the CRM physical key, in this attribute should specify the name of the “code” field.
  5. CRM Input Value: value from source system to resolve

The output of the functoid is a string, Example: 6erg5r-sdrf56-4dfgt5-6ty5r4-456trt 24

new-CRM-Lookup-Functoid-1910

Installation

Create a SSO application.

SQL Server Lookup

Create the following SSO configuration parameters:

  • CrmConnectionType: “sql”
  • CrmDatabaseConnectionString: specify the CRM database connection string

Open SQL Server management console, connect to CRM database and execute the script under CRMLookup.sql file in project folder.

Local CRM web services lookup

Create the following SSO configuration parameters:

CRM Online web services lookup

Create the following SSO configuration parameters:

You can found and download Source Code, Application Binaries and Documentation in CodePlex BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack home page:

BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack
CodePlex

 

or from MSDN Code Gallery:

BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2013 R2 (685.6 KB)
Microsoft | MSDN Code Gallery

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