Building Pipeline Components

Commerce Server 2007
For the latest version of Commerce Server 2007 Help, see the Microsoft Web site.

Commerce Server pipelines provide an infrastructure for running a sequence of pipeline components. Although Commerce Server provides numerous pipeline components for performing standard business functions, you may need to write your own pipeline components to provide customized pipeline functionality to meet the needs of your business.

This section describes the interfaces that pipeline components support, how to writing a pipeline component by using C# or Visual Basic, how pipeline error levels affect the processing within pipelines, and how to debug your pipeline components.

The Commerce Server SDK includes a complete pipeline component developed in C#. It is called MinMaxShipping, and can be found in the following folder:

%COMMERCE_SERVER_ROOT%\Sdk\Samples\MinMaxShipping

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