In BizTalk, when you develop a pipeline, there are lots of ways in which a pipeline can be tested such as using a BizTalk Pipeline Framework to set up unit testing of the pipeline, using Pipeline.exe tool, or by creating and using them in real time BizTalk Messaging scenarios. What is pretty evident from these methods is that there isn't an easy way in which the pipelines can be tested right from the Visual Studio developer environment. Users are forced to perform testing using third-party tools or tedious methods to test the pipelines in a BizTalk server environment.
With BizTalk NoS Ultimate add-in, it gets really easy and simple to test the pipeline right from the Visual Studio developer environment.
Testing the pipeline with BizTalk NoS Ultimate add-in
Follow the steps as shown below to test the pipeline with BizTalk NoS add-in:
- Once the BizTalk NoS Ultimate add-in has been installed, open Visual Studio. You will notice the NoS Add-in icons in the solution explorer section.
- Right click the pipeline name and select "Test Pipeline" under "BizTalk NoS Testing"
- You will be prompted with a window to select an instance of the message that you want to try against the pipeline in order to test the pipeline. Select the file and click Open.
- After some time, the add-in will open a browser window automatically and display the test result for the pipeline directly in VS IE
Click the sliders to view the process of testing the pipeline with BizTalk NoS Ultimate add-in.