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Improving performance of inserting multiple parent/child tables in a single SQL Procedure

Tom Babiec wrote a great blog a few months back on inserting multiple parent child tables in a single stored procedure. We use this technique a lot in our data integration work, and it’s proven to be very robust in…

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Entity Framework 7 Migrations and Source Control

When I first came across migrations in Entity Framework 6 I thought it was a fantastic way to track data model changes in a project.  This thought lasted until my team started to share and sync these migrations through source control….

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How to resolve the “Reason: Unexpected event (“eos”) in state “processing_header”.” error from the XML Disassembler

This error is typically harmless, but can result when the XML Disassembler encounters an empty Envelope message instance that’s formatted like this:
instead of this:
BizTalk chooses to make a semantic difference between these two instances, and process the second one fine…

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Using a Dynamic Process Counter Within Dell Boomi Tutorial

Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform and for a third year in a row, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, a leading provider of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the “Leaders” quadrant…

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SqlCommand oddity raises NullReferenceException on an otherwise valid query

Bit of a head scratcher for this one. I was working on some ADO.NET code that involved calling a stored procedure with many (10k+) table valued parameter rows being passed in. Occasionally, I’d see a bug where ExecuteNonQuery would result…

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Working with Temporary Directories in Dell Boomi AtomSphere

Kevin Morillo

Dell Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform provides a simple, yet very powerful feature – the ability to utilize temporary, and semi-temporary files system folders.  Coming from a Microsoft BizTalk integration background, the ability to store documents to a temporary directory is a…

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Why the Healthcare Industry is Utilizing EDI as the Standard in Managing Increased Enrollment and Regulation

Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has undergone a complete overhaul of how it processes information. This was brought about by a growing list of new and complicated regulations handed down by federal and state governments that stem…

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April 2016 Dell Boomi Latest Feature Set Release

April 7th, 2016
Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform and for a third year in a row, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, a leading provider of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the…

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Setting Up Automated Azure IaaS VM Shutdown

The Tallan Integration Practice heavily utilizes Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) virtual machines for quickly setting up isolated environments for prototypes and BizTalk development environments.  However, with so many virtual machines it is often difficult to remember to shut…

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Xsd.exe, Arrays, and “Specified”

Microsoft’s XSD utility provides an excellent way to generate classes from schema definition files, but has a few quirks that can make using the generated classes a bit tougher. In particular, it serializes repeating structures as arrays rather than using…

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