The text below is based on the beta release of BizTalk 2010. It might not (completely) apply to the RTM release.
This blog post is part of a series of blog posts about my favorite new features in the BizTalk 2010 mapping tool. You can find an overview here.
In previous versions of the mapper there was limited support for searching elements in the source or destination schema. The new mapper has extensive support for searching. Two great things of the new search are:
· Search happens instantly (while you type)
· You can define the scope of the search by setting search options. The search is not limited to elements in the schemas.
Searching is done by typing in the mapper ribbon:
You can even search within the content of functoids (when turned on). When I have two C# scripting functoids with the following code:
public string MyConcat(string param1, string param2)
public string MyConcat(string param3, string param4)
I can search for this code. When the mapper finds the searched string the functoids that contain the string are highlighted.
Searching for string ‘param’ highlights both the functoids:
Searching for string ‘param3’ highlights only the second functoid: