BizTalk XPATHReader

Code snippet for using the XPATHReader in Microsoft.BizTalk.XPATHReader.dll.  You’ll find this assembly in the GAC on any BizTalk Server installation.  XML below is compatible with the XPATH’s in the PromoteContext method.


Add the below code to a pipeline component then a reference to Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming.dll and Microsoft.BizTalk.XPATHReader.dll.

using Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming;
using Microsoft.BizTalk.XPATH;

private void PromoteContext(IBaseMessage pInMsg)
  ReadOnlySeekableStream vs = new ReadOnlySeekableStream(pInMsg.BodyPart.Data);
  XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(vs);

  XPathCollection xPathCollection = new XPathCollection();
  int idQuery = xPathCollection.Add("/*[local-name()='Msg']/*[local-name()='Id']");
  int createDateQuery = xPathCollection.Add("/*[local-name()='Msg']/*[local-name()='CreateDate']");

  XPathReader xPathReader = new XPathReader(reader, xPathCollection);

  while (xPathReader.ReadUntilMatch())
    if (xPathReader.Match(idQuery))
      pInMsg.Context.Promote("Id", "https://Schema.PropertySchema", xPathReader.ReadString());

    if (xPathReader.Match(createDateQuery))
      pInMsg.Context.Promote("CreateDate", "https://Schema.PropertySchema", xPathReader.ReadString());

  // Set the ForwardOnlyStream to a seekable stream
  pInMsg.BodyPart.Data = vs;
  pInMsg.BodyPart.Data.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
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