Manually Configuring a Physical Port Binding to the Oracle Database Adapter

This section provides information about configuring the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database as a WCF-Custom binding or WCF-OracleDB binding by using the BizTalk Server Administration console. After deploying the adapter, you will be able to send and receive messages from the Oracle database by using the BizTalk Server Administration console. The steps for deploying the adapter vary depending on:

  • The direction of communication between BizTalk Server and Oracle Database adapter. You may choose to configure a send, receive, send-receive, or a receive-send port. Your choices are summarized in the following table.

    Port direction Communication pattern Direction of communication to choose from



    I will always be sending messages on this port.



    I will always be receiving messages on this port.



    I will be sending a request and receiving a response.



    I will be receiving a request and sending a response.

    For more information, see the BizTalk Server Help documentation at

  • Whether the adapter sends messages to the Oracle database or receives messages from the Oracle database. Depending on whether you want to send or receive messages, you will create a send or receive port, respectively.

    You can also configure the send or receive ports by importing a binding configuration file that is created by the Consume Adapter Service Add-in as part of metadata generation. For instructions on configuring ports using this binding file, see Configuring a Physical Port Binding by Using a Port Binding File.