The new "WCF LOB Adapter SDK"-based SQL Adapter - Limitations

As mentioned in this post, we're developing a new SQL Adapter, which will be available in the next release of the BizTalk Adapter Pack. The list of features which we're supporting is mentioned in that blog post.

As for the features/items/etc which we've decided NOT TO SUPPORT, they are:

  • The ability to have multiple transactional blocks within the same XML message. All the operations within a message all take place within the same transaction; and this is actually a distributed transaction which spans these operations on your SQL Server, as well as the operations performed by BizTalk on the MessageBox database.

If the above point(s) are absolutely critical to your scenarios, please get in touch with us.