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The Oracle Adapter in BizTalk Adapter Pack v2.0

February 12, 2010 4 comments

Has anyone been successful creating schemas based off of an Oracle package using the new Oracle adapter (BAP v2.o)?  We had a Business Adapter Pack v1.0 send port that utilized an Oracle package.  When we upgraded to v2.0, it stopped working showing an error like this:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: BizTalk Server 2006
Event Category: (1)
Event ID: 5743
Date:  2/12/2010
Time:  11:57:06 AM
User:  N/A
Computer: YOUR_SERVER
Description:
The adapter failed to transmit message going to send port “ProcessGSTUpsert.WCF” with URL “oracledb://oracle_server_name/”. It will be retransmitted after the retry interval specified for this Send Port. Details:”Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Common.TargetSystemException: ORA-06550: line 2, column 1:
PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to ‘UPDATE_PROCEDURE’
ORA-06550: line 2, column 1:
PL/SQL: Statement ignored —> Oracle.DataAccess.Client.OracleException ORA-06550: line 2, column 1:
PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to ‘UPDATE_PROCEDURE’
ORA-06550: line 2, column 1:
PL/SQL: Statement ignored    at Oracle.DataAccess.Client.OracleException.HandleErrorHelper(Int32 errCode, OracleConnection conn, IntPtr opsErrCtx, OpoSqlValCtx* pOpoSqlValCtx, Object src, String procedure)
at Oracle.DataAccess.Client.OracleException.HandleError(Int32 errCode, OracleConnection conn, String procedure, IntPtr opsErrCtx, OpoSqlValCtx* pOpoSqlValCtx, Object src)
at Oracle.DataAccess.Client.OracleCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()
at Microsoft.Adapters.OracleCommon.OracleCommonUtils.ExecuteNonQuery(OracleCommand command, OracleCommonExecutionHelper executionHelper)
— End of inner exception stack trace —
<Server stack trace:
at System.ServiceModel.AsyncResult.End[TAsyncResult](IAsyncResult result)
at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.SendAsyncResult.End(SendAsyncResult result)
at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.EndCall(String action, Object[] outs, IAsyncResult result)
at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.EndRequest(IAsyncResult result)Exception rethrown at [0]:
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
at System.ServiceModel.Channels.IRequestChannel.EndRequest(IAsyncResult result)
at Microsoft.BizTalk.Adapter.Wcf.Runtime.WcfClient`2.RequestCallback(IAsyncResult result)”.

I tried recreating the schema used by the Oracle adapter, but it complains as follows:

The categories in the ‘Added categories and operations’ list contain no operations for metadata generation.

This worked before the upgrade.  Any ideas?

15-Feb-2010 Update:

See my reply to Antti – the runtime aspect of the problem was figured out.  I’ll see if I can find a solution to the schema-generation problem.

Categories: BizTalk Server

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 – Have you tried it?

February 5, 2010 21 comments

As you may know, SP1 for BizTalk 2006 R2 was released about a week ago.  Reading the BizTalk Server Team blog, it sounds quite impressive – like an update I would surely want on my servers.  However, in troubleshooting with Microsoft a problem I have with performance on one of our servers, the gentleman I worked with recommended I not install it – at least not yet.  That puzzled me a bit.  He indicated that he had one customer who installed it, and after having a problem, was having trouble reversing (uninstalling) the service pack.

So I thought it’d be interesting to get your opinion on SP1.  Have you installed it?  Did you have any trouble?  Did you notice any of the benefits described by the product team?  Let me know how well your experience went.

[Update as of 8-Feb-2010]:

One of the Microsoft Escalation Engineers read my post and wanted me to feel certain that there aren’t any issues with the installation of SP1 for BizTalk 2006 R2.  Apparently the only “issue”, if you can call it that, is that the DB schema changes with SP1, so if a rollback was required, it is more complicated because the database needs to be restored to a time point pre-Sp1.  I guess I should add that the uninstallation is not supported by Microsoft either.  I’d certainly read through the SP1 Installation Guide though before starting the upgrade process.  There’s a lot to check before installing.

Because SP1 sounds like it has a lot of improvements I’m going to have SP1 installed on our servers soon – I’ll post an update once that happens (it will take a few weeks to get this into production).

Categories: BizTalk Server