Message Routing

One of the most important features of BizTalk Messaging is its capability to route messages between applications. It is logical to think of the path that a message takes from its source to its final destination as the route of travel. Although this may be conceptually correct, you need to understand the mechanics of how BizTalk Server processes messages to truly understand the routing process. This leads us to the formal definition of BizTalk Server routing: Routing is the process of selecting channels and associated ports to process a message.

In the following sections, we will examine how BizTalk Server goes about selecting a channel and port for message processing. We will then discuss the various ways that you can specify ...

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