FarPoint Technologies Adds Excel Assembler for BizTalk Solutions
FarPoint Technologies announced the immediate availability of the latest version of FarPoint Spread for BizTalk pipeline component. This version includes a spreadsheet Assembler and Disassembler to automate Microsoft Excel integration in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006. Spread provides a completely automated solution to integrating Excel data, which is typically a missing piece in business process automation. The pipeline Disassembler parses incoming Excel data into XML streams. The pipeline Assembler constructs outgoing XML data into Excel or PDF documents with the formatting you define. The supported Excel document formats are XLS (Excel 97-2003) and Excel 2007 XML.
Spread is implemented to support Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, and the design-time elements are integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.
Spread includes the Visual Studio-integrated Spreadsheet Schema Wizard that enables the developer to codelessly create custom schemas that define the structure of the XML data parsed from incoming Excel streams through the Disassembler. The wizard is also used in the Assembler design time to define how the data is to be assembled into outgoing documents. The entire design-time experience, including the use of Spreadsheet Schema Wizard and the Spreadsheet Format Designer, was created to provide developers a quick way to create automated solutions to integrate Excel documents into BizTalk Applications. Leveraging the existing technology of spreadsheet development, FarPoint offers pipeline components for BizTalk solutions that make sense for any enterprise that uses, consumes, or produces Excel documents.
Find an informative video, white papers, and screen shots at http://www.farpointspread.com/BizTalk.
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