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Thomas Canter November 2011 Entries
The maligned Distinguished Field or why Distinguished Fields are cool
The Distinguished Field is often seen as the weaker of the two types of Fields when handling Fields in BizTalk. After all, the Distinguished Field can’t be used as a filter on a message, and it’s slower than its big brother the Promoted Field. Well, today I’m here to dispel the myth of the wimpy Distinguished Field and place in the pantheon of power that equals, and in some ways exceeds the Promoted Field. MYTH: Getting the value of a Distinguished Field requires loading the entire message into memory. ......

Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 10:52 PM

Checking for the existence of a property
NOTE: The variable PropExists as bool has been already created The Property of interest is BTS.RetryCount The Message is Message_In The list from Using Operators in Expressions ( has the typical list of stuff that you expect in C#, multiplication, bit operations (shift left and right) and Boolean operators, but a couple of extremely useful constructs are available that are unique to BizTalk. The most important of these (in my humble opinion) is ......

Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 10:40 PM

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