Reusing Adapter Bindings

Reusing Adapter Bindings

A binding creates a mapping between a logical endpoint (such as an orchestration port or a role link) and a physical endpoint (such as a send and receive port). This enables communication between different components of a BizTalk business solution. You can create bindings by using the BizTalk Server Administration console.

What is a Binding File?

A binding file is an XML file that contains binding information for each BizTalk orchestration in the scope of a BizTalk assembly, application, or group. The binding file describes:

  • The host to which each orchestration is bound.

  • The trust level of the host.

  • The settings for each send port, receive port, receive location, and party that has been configured.

You can generate binding files and then apply the bindings that they contain to an assembly, application, or group. This prevents having to manually configure bindings in different deployment environments and speeds up application deployment.

A binding file is not automatically generated for a BizTalk assembly, application, or group. However, you can generate a binding file by exporting bindings. Similarly, you can then import the binding file into an application or group. This section provides instructions on how to import and export bindings.

For more information about bindings and about binding files, see the BizTalk Server Help documentation at

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