BizTalk Server: Tracking Data Using BizTalk Admin Console

BizTalk Server: Tracking Data Using BizTalk Admin Console

This article intends to show how data can be tracked using Admin Console, resulting from this forum question.


Introduction

Tracking helps in tracking data which can help in analysis, report generation, troubleshooting, etc. Tracking  can be applied on both types of messages: the incoming message and the message leaving BizTalk. Data, which can be tracked, are message body, message properties, message ID, start time of events, stop time of events, etc.

Note: By Default group-level tracking is enabled.

What are the artifacts where tracking can be applied

Below is the list of artifacts as they occur in the Architecture:
  1. Receive port.
  2. Pipeline.
  3. Orchestration.
  4. Schema.
  5. Send Port.
  6. Policy.

How to Access BizTalk Server Admin Console

  1. Click Start button.
  2. All Programs.
  3. Select Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010.
  4. Select BizTalk Server Administration.

Available options for tracking  

Options

Description

Available on

Request message before port processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies and Tracking Message Properties category

Receive Port and Send Port

Request message after port processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies and Tracking Message Properties category

Receive Port and Send Port

Port start and end events

This option is available under Track Events category

Pipeline

Message send and receive events

This option is available under Track Events category

Pipeline

Message Before pipeline processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies

Pipeline

Message after pipeline processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies

Pipeline

Orchestration start and end

This option is available under Track Events category

Orchestration

Message send and receive

This option is available under Track Events category

Orchestration

Shape start and end

This option is available under Track Events category

Orchestration

Before orchestration processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies

Orchestration

After orchestration processing

This option is available under Tracking Message Bodies

Orchestration

Incoming messages

This option is available under Tracking Message Properties category

Orchestration

Outgoing messages

This option is available under Tracking Message Properties category

Orchestration

Always track all properties

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Schema


Table 1. Available options for tracking.

Applying tracking on Receive Port

To enable tracking on Receive port: 

  • Right click the Receive port.
  • Select Tracking.
  • Receive port Tracking options page will pop up as shown below .
  • Select the options depending upon what you want to track.



Figure 1. Tracking options of Receive Port.

Applying tracking on Pipeline

To enable tracking on Pipeline: 

  • Right click the Pipeline.
  • Select Tracking.
  • Pipeline Tracking options page will pop up as shown below .
  • Select the options depending upon what you want to track.


Figure 2. Tracking options of Pipeline.

Applying tracking on Orchestration

To enable tracking on Orchestration: 

  • Right click the Orchestration.
  • Select Tracking.
  • Orchestration Tracking options page will pop up as shown below.
  • Select the options depending upon what you want to track.

Figure 3. Tracking options of Orchestration.

Applying tracking on Schema

To enable tracking on Schema: 

  • Right click the Schema.
  • Select Properties-->Tracking.
  • Below  shown  page will appear.
  • Select the only option if you need to track all properties.

Figure 4. Tracking options of Schema.

Applying tracking on Send Port

To enable tracking on Send Port: 

  • Right click the Send port.
  • Select Tracking.
  • Send Port Tracking Options page will pop up as shown below .
  • Select the options depending upon what you want to track.

Figure 5. Tracking options of Send Port.


Applying tracking on Policy

To enable tracking on Policy: 

  • Right click the Policy.
  • Select Properties-->Tracking
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Note: Although tracking is very useful, it should be used wisely as it contributes in increasing the size of tracking database which may have performance impact.


Author

Maheshkumar S. Tiwari
iVision Software Pvt Ltd|User Page
http://tech-findings.blogspot.com/


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