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First Steps: Developing BizTalk Applications by Robert Loftin

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Chapter 2. Working with Schemas

Now that you understand some of the BizTalk tools and how to use them, let's increase the complexity of the demonstration project.

In this phase, you will create a schema that will define the structure of the message you will be processing. You will validate the schema and use it to generate an instance file that conforms to the schema. You will then create an orchestration that uses data embedded within the incoming message to implement a business rule. Finally, you will deploy the application to the BizTalk server and test it.

The schema you create will be used to define the structure of an XML file that is used to generate an e-mail message such as the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <emailservice> ...

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