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Get row identity from SQL Adapter response

   

Recently I had to insert a record using a stored procedure and the SQL Adapter in BizTalk 2006. There are lots of examples on both how to insert records and how to select a number of record using this adapter. However I had problems finding how to insert a record and receiving the new id of the inserted row in return (the SCOPE_IDENTITY()). In my scenario I needed the id to insert into another database further down in the orchestration.

I ended up with a stored procedure looking like the below.

<div><span style="color: #0000FF; ">ALTER</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">PROCEDURE</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">[</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">dbo</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">]</span><span style="color: #000000; ">.</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">[</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">TestInsertParty</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">]</span><span style="color: #000000; ">
    </span><span style="color: #008000; ">@partyName</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #000000; font-weight: bold; ">nchar</span><span style="color: #000000; ">(</span><span style="color: #800000; font-weight: bold; ">30</span><span style="color: #000000; ">) </span><span style="color: #808080; ">=</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">NULL</span><span style="color: #000000; ">
</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">AS</span><span style="color: #000000; ">
</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">BEGIN</span><span style="color: #000000; ">
    </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">SET</span><span style="color: #000000; "> NOCOUNT </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">ON</span><span style="color: #000000; ">;
    </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">Insert</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">Into</span><span style="color: #000000; "> Party (</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">[</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">name</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">]</span><span style="color: #000000; ">, chain_idx) </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">Values</span><span style="color: #000000; ">(</span><span style="color: #008000; ">@partyName</span><span style="color: #000000; ">, </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">NULL</span><span style="color: #000000; ">)
    </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">Select</span><span style="color: #000000; "> </span><span style="color: #FF00FF; ">Scope_Identity</span><span style="color: #000000; ">() </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">As</span><span style="color: #000000; "> Id </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">For</span><span style="color: #000000; "> Xml </span><span style="color: #000000; font-weight: bold; ">Raw</span><span style="color: #000000; "> (</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">'</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">Response</span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">'</span><span style="color: #000000; ">)
</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">END</span></div>

The trick was to use the XML RAW Mode. This mode transforms the result set into a generic identifier as . It is however possible to provide a element name, as <_Response>_. Basically this will insert the new value and return something like this from the stored procedure.

<div><span style="color: #0000FF; "><</span><span style="color: #800000; ">Response </span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">Id</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">="1054"</span><span style="color: #FF0000; "> </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">/></span></div>

After return via the send port the orchestration will receive something like the below.

<div><span style="color: #0000FF; "><</span><span style="color: #800000; ">TestInsertResponse </span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">xmlns</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">="TestInsert"</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">></span><span style="color: #000000; ">
    </span><span style="color: #0000FF; "><</span><span style="color: #800000; ">Response </span><span style="color: #FF0000; ">Id</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">="1054"</span><span style="color: #FF0000; "> </span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">/></span><span style="color: #000000; ">
</span><span style="color: #0000FF; "></</span><span style="color: #800000; ">TestInsertResponse</span><span style="color: #0000FF; ">></span></div>

The schema that I use to both handling the response and request against the SQL Adapter is shown below. First I set the type of the Id-attribute to xs:int but this gave me some problems when using the promoted value in the orchestration, everything worked fine when switching back to xs:string.


The same technique would be used for receiving a code from the stored procedure (say 1 for success and 0 for failure or whatever) and then to make a logical decision in the orchestration.

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