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One of the main run-time artifact of BizTalk applications is the Receive Ports. A receive port is the logical grouping of receive locations. Receive port is the entry point for messages into the BizTalk server architecture. The receive ports can function either as a one-way port (only receive incoming messages) or a request-response port (receives incoming messages and sends messages). 


The support users need to ensure the receive ports and other main run-time artifacts are in a healthy state for the smooth functioning of the BizTalk application. The user can click on the Receive Ports tab of the application that will list all the receive ports in the application, and perform operations such as Enabling/Disabling the receive ports.


Super Users will have the privileges to perform operations on the applications and its associated artifacts. However, for normal users, they need to have permissions to be able to operate on applications/artifacts. Super users need to enable the "Can Operation On Application" check box under Permissions screen to allow normal users to be able to perform operations on applications and associated artifacts.

Viewing the Receive Ports of an application

To view the receive ports of an application in BizTalk360, follow the steps as shown below:

  1. Log in to the BizTalk360 application
  2. Click 'Applications' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
  3. Click the application name from the application list view
  4. Click Receive Ports tab to view the list of Receive Ports of the application. In the report grid view, you can expand the receive ports by clicking the inverted caret symbol to see the associated receive locations.


Click the sliders to view the process of seeing the receive ports of an application.


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Viewing the Properties of the Receive Ports

The properties window of the receive ports displays the information about the receive port, the associated receive locations, maps that are configured to transform the incoming messages on this receive port, and the tracking information. Click the eye icon against each receive port to view the properties.

All the values in the Receive Ports Properties screen are completely Read-Only


Click the sliders to view the process of seeing the properties of the receive ports.


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Performing Operations on the Receive Ports

Based on the user permissions, the users will have the ability to perform operations such as Enabling/Disabling the receive port. Here are the basic operations that can be performed on the receive ports depending on their run states:


Receive Port Run State Operations that can be performed
Enabled Disable
Disabled Enable

The buttons have the following meaning:

  • Enable - This will enable the receive port; the receive port will start receiving messages (either start polling or listening).
  • Disable - This will stop the receive port from either polling or listening


Click the following sliders to view the process of disabling and enabling a receive port.


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