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BizTalk 2004 Business Rules Explained

  • June 21, 2005
  • By Jeffrey Juday
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To move policies and vocabularies from one server to another, you must access another tool called Rules Engine Deployment Wizard (see Figure 11).

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Figure 11. Rules Engine Deployment Wizard

Data is saved in an XML format called Business Rules Language (BRL). Business Rules Deployment Wizard can also import a BRL file. Although Business Rules Composer has no built-in integration with version control software like SourceSafe, it does maintain multiple versions of vocabularies and policies. You can always export the BRL file and check the file into the version control software of your choosing.

Give Users More BizTalk Orchestration Control

If you want to give systems analysts or power users more control over areas of a BizTalk Orchestration, Business Rules might be the answer. With Business Rules you can wrap your .NET classes and XML document elements in easy-to-understand language that systems analysts and developers alike can use.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Juday is a software developer with Crowe Chizek in South Bend, Indiana. He has been developing software with Microsoft tools for more than 12 years in a variety of industries. Jeff currently builds solutions using BizTalk 2004, ASP.NET, Sharepoint, and SQL Server 2000. You can reach Jeff at jjuday@crowechizek.com.

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