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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 - Select a document specification

Select a document specification

  1. In the New Document Definition or Document Definition Properties dialog box, click the General tab.

  2. Select the Document specification check box and click Browse.

    The Select a Document Specification from the WebDAV Repository dialog box appears.

  3. In the Server box, do one of the following if you want to change the server:
    • Click a server in the list.

    • Type the name of a server and press ENTER.
  4. Double-click the folder that contains the specification that you want to open, and double-click the file.

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  • The first time that you open any WebDAV repository dialog box, the WebDAV repository on the local server is selected, even if BizTalk Messaging Manager is connected to a database on a remote server. If you browse to a WebDAV repository on a remote server, the default changes to that server until you select a new WebDAV repository. The default server for all WebDAV repository dialog boxes is the last server to which a connection was made.

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  • If you select http://localhost as the server, BizTalk Messaging Manager automatically converts it to the local computer name.

  • If a document definition is used as the inbound document definition in a channel for an open messaging port, and the destination information is provided in the document, the document definition must reference a specification that is properly configured. For more information about how to configure a document specification to process documents for an open messaging port, see Set dictionary properties.

  • A document specification is optional; however, in most cases you should select one. If you do not select a specification:
    • The data that you process is not translated into XML on the inbound side or from XML on the outbound side.

    • The data is not validated against a specification to ensure that it does not contain errors.

    • You cannot transform the structure or format of the data by using a map in a channel.

    • You cannot specify global tracking fields for the document definition.
  • A document specification is not required if you want to use the document definition in a pass-through submission.

  • If a document specification, envelope specification, or map is modified with BizTalk Editor or BizTalk Mapper and then saved to the repository, the specification or map must be reloaded into BizTalk Messaging Manager so the server can recognize the changes and the database content can be updated.

  • You might experience some delay the first time that you connect to a WebDAV repository on a remote server.

  • When you save a document definition that references a specification that is outside your local domain, you might receive an error. If you receive an error, download and configure the WinHTTP proxy utility. To download the utility, go to the Microsoft MSDN Web site (msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp) and browse to the WinHTTP Proxy Configuration Utility page, which is located in the XML chapter of the Web Development book.

Related Topics

Create document definitions

Edit document definitions

Set Document Definition Properties

Understanding Document Definitions

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