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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Notification Services by Shyam Pather

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Chapter 9. Content Formatters

IN THIS CHAPTER

Overview of Content Formatting

Preparing the SQL-NS Instance

Using the XsltFormatter

Building a Custom Content Formatter

When a SQL-NS application matches events and subscriptions, it produces rows of notification data. To turn these rows of data into actual notifications, the application’s distributor passes them through a content formatter that transforms the raw data into a meaningful message for the target recipient.

This chapter is all about content formatters: what they do, how they work, and how to use them in your own applications. We’ll take an in-depth look at the built-in content formatter that SQL-NS provides, the XsltFormatter. You’ve already seen this formatter used in the examples ...

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