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Late Bloomer

Brian Berry

I am a late bloomer to blogging, but have realized that I do in fact have something to say on such subjects as BizTalk Server and SharePoint Technologies – and how to make these things work. So, if you share an interest – stay tuned.

However, not all blog entries need be original, right? So let’s start with someone else’s good idea.

Today, I tried to find some solutions for initializing a Multi-Part Message within an orchestration. We’ve all called a SQL Stored Procedure from within an orchestration. But why can’t you simply construct the Request/Response message with a Message Assignment Shape? It appears that this is not easy to do, because of the nature of multi-part messages. One can use a map to construct the message by simply setting default values within he map, but this seems like egregious overkill.

Charles Young shed some light on the special nature of these messages here, Scott Colestock presented a viable option for storing initialization Xml in a resource file, but I like Martin’s idea best of all.

Any other ideas for how to solve this problem?

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