BizTalk Prebuilt Pipelines

Requirements: /n software Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk


Included with the /n software Adapters for BizTalk are a set of prebuilt pipelines. These pipelines provide quick and easy access to the functionality offered by the included pipeline components without the need to create, build, and deploy a pipeline project.

The prebuilt pipelines are compiled pipelines that are ready to be deployed to BizTalk immediately. After installation the pipelines can be configured from the BizTalk Administration Console.


  1. Installation
  2. Using the Pipelines


By default the Prebuilt Pipelines are not deployed to BizTalk, however this can be done in a few quick steps. From the BizTalk Administration Console navigate to the BizTalk Application in which you will use the pipelines and right click. Select Add -> BizTalk Assemblies.

Admin Console Steps

In the Add Resources Dialog that opens press "Add..." and navigate to the prebuilt directory of the installation. By default this is C:\Program Files\nsoftware\BizTalk Adapters 2016\prebuilt. Within this directory select the nsoftware.BizTalk.PrebuiltPipelines.dll file.

Check the "Add to the global assembly cache on add resource (gacutil)" option and press OK.

Add Resources Selections

After pressing OK the pipelines should now be present in the Pipelines listed for the BizTalk application. For instance:

Deployed Pipelines List

Using the Pipelines

After the Prebuilt Pipelines are deployed, any Send Port or Receive Location can make use of the pipelines. For instance, when configuring a send port the ZipAssembler pipeline should be visible:

Send Port Choices

After selecting the pipeline, pressing the ellipses button (...) will open the pipeline properties where various options can be configured for the pipeline.

Pipeline Properties

The Send Port can now be used to process files. For pipeline specific properties and settings, please see the corresponding help file section.

Note: Prebuilt Pipelines are only available in BizTalk 2009 and later.

Note: The PipelineOptions setting seen in the Other properties is applied by default and should not be modified. This is used to indicate that the pipeline is operating in prebuilt mode.

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