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Configure a Service Bus Queue Source

Updated: February 20, 2014

This topic provides instructions on how to configure a Service Bus queue as a source to a BizTalk Services bridge. The Service Bus Queue source component can be used as the source to an XML One-Way Bridge or a Pass-Through Bridge. A queue source component cannot be used a source for XML Request-Reply Bridge. Configure Bridges provides details on how to configure these bridges. After you have added a bridge and the Service Bus Queue Source component to the design surface, select Connector from the Toolbox and connect the source to the bridge.

To add a queue source to a BizTalk Service project

  1. Create a BizTalk Service project, as described in Create a BizTalk Service Project.

  2. Right-click anywhere on the BizTalk Service project design surface, select Properties. For the BizTalk Service URL property, enter your BizTalk Services URL.

  3. From the Toolbox, drag and drop the Service Bus Queue Source component to the BizTalk Service project design surface.

  4. Right-click the component and select Properties. The following table provides information about the properties:


    Property Description

    Connection String

    Specify the connection string for the queue. The connection string is available from the Azure Management Portal.

    Entity Name

    Specify a unique and descriptive name of the queue source.

    Initial Status

    Specify Stop or Start for the queue source. Default is Start. For example, if you want the queue source component to be started when the BizTalk Service project is deployed, select Start.

    If you set the initial status to stop, you can later start the source using the PowerShell cmdlet. For more information, see Start-AzureBizTalkBridgeSource.

    Queue Name

    Name of the queue that you must have already created under your Service Bus namespace in the

  5. From the File menu, click Save.

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