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abhay09
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:09 am Post subject: MQ Message format changes on setStringProperty Reply with quote

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Joined: 31 May 2016
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Env:
MQ v8.0
Using MQ Java apis to send message to MQ.


I am using MQ Java API to send message to MQ Queue.


//pseudo code

MQEnvironment.hostname = hostname;
MQEnvironment.port = port;
MQEnvironment.channel = channel;

MQQueueManager qMgr = new MQQueueManager(qManager);

// Set up the options on the queue we wish to open
int openOptions = MQConstants.MQOO_INPUT_AS_Q_DEF| MQConstants.MQOO_OUTPUT;


MQQueue queue = qMgr.accessQueue(qName, openOptions);
msg.setStringProperty("user", "1");
// Specify the default put message options
MQPutMessageOptions pmo = new MQPutMessageOptions();
// Put the message to the queue
msg.writeUTF("Hello, World! ------ >");
queue.put(msg, pmo);


Now, if I don't setStringProperty then execute this program, then message format in MQ Queue comes out to be MQSTR.

and if I add msg.setStringProperty("user", "1"), then message format changes to MQRFH2.


So, question is how to preserve the format and add String property to MQ Message.



In the end , I want my message to be in MQSTR format in queue and with custom user property.

Any help would be appreciated.


Many Thanks!
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mqjeff
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:11 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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MQ automatically converts between MQRFH2 and message properties.

Depending on how the queue is configured, and what the program issuing the MQGET wants.
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abhay09
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:15 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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That depends on 3rd party client.

they should except the same format.

In between I am adding String property for my logging purpose.

So, how can i preseve the format and add custom properties.
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mqjeff
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:17 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're missing what I'm saying.

If the client wants to read the message with an MQRFH2, they can.
If they want to read it with message properties, they can.

MQ will "convert" between these two, based on what the client asks for.

If you are seeing it as an MQRFH2, it's because *whatever you are using to read the message has asked for an MQRFH2*. Not because the message is *any* different.
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tomleend
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:07 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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When using the MQ classes for Java API, calling a property setter method (such as setStringProperty(...)) on an MQMessageobject will result in the classes for Java inserting an RFH2 header into the message to store that message property. Therefore the message will have the structure:

MQMD
Format : MQHRF2
...
RFH2:
Format : MQSTR
...
<usr>your property here</usr>
Body:
text of message here


This is because headers are chained in MQ messages. The body is still in MQSTR format but before the body is the RFH2 header to store the property or properties.

When a property is not set on an MQMessage object, the format is:

MQMD:
Format : MQSTR
...
Body:
text of message here


Now whether or not the message is actually put to the queue by the queue manager) with the RFH2 header and the property it contains or returned to a consuming application depends on various queue properties (PROPCTRL for instance) and get options.
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fjb_saper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:51 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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If on receipt of the message you don't want to see the RFH header make sure you use MQGMO option MQGMO.PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE.

Depending on your programming language the impact to the programming model is more or less severe.

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zpat
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:13 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Try this

mqQueue.setTargetClient(WMQConstants.WMQ_CLIENT_NONJMS_MQ);

Also, don't open an output queue for input. It's bad practice and will prevent the use of a remote queue.
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mqjeff
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:53 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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tomleend wrote:
When using the MQ classes for Java API, calling a property setter method (such as setStringProperty(...)) on an MQMessageobject will result in the classes for Java inserting an RFH2 header into the message to store that message property.

No.

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/com.ibm.mq.ref.dev.doc/q104160_.htm

PROPCTL
Property control attribute. The attribute is optional. It is applicable to local, alias, and model queues.
PROPCTL options are as follows. The options do not affect message properties in the MQMD or MQMD extension

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abhay09
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:07 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the replies.

Let me explain my system.

It is abstract system.

User is sending message to MQ queue and getting from same queue via my system.


Now, user sent a message in MQSTR format to my system,
I have added one string property to that message and sent it to MQ.


Now, any 3rd party client , tried to read same messages from that queue.
user knows he sent MQSTR format , so 3rd party client also expects it in MQSTR format.
But , as my system in between added String property it changes format to RFH.


That cause in discrepancy and test case failed.

Now, my question is how can i just add any string property without appending any message structure.


Is there a way ? or 3rd party client need to append its code?

Please help.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:43 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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abhay09 wrote:
Now, my question is how can i just add any string property without appending any message structure.


Yes, that is your question.

Were any of my answers to this question confusing?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:43 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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understood your reply.

But, then how can I prevent it to not convert to MQRHF2.

Please excuse me for stupid question if any , I am new to MQ.

in the end, it want my message to b seen in same format (in MQ explorer) with added sting property to it?

Can it be possible?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:03 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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abhay09 wrote:
understood your reply.

But, then how can I prevent it to not convert to MQRHF2.

Please excuse me for stupid question if any , I am new to MQ.

in the end, it want my message to b seen in same format (in MQ explorer) with added sting property to it?

Can it be possible?

Doubt it with MQ Explorer, try RFHUtil(c) instead...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:49 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you ever seen those mobile apps with filters? Same picture just different filters being applied to the picture which gets you different results.

In MQ Explorer, the default view (aka GetMessageOption) for browsing messages is 'as Named Properties'. Which means an MQRFH2 message will be shown with Format=MQSTR and the properties as 'Named Properties'.

Click Window -> Preferences -> MQ Explorer -> Messages and you will see:

Show message properties
- as Named Properties
- as an MQRFH2 structure in message body
- as an MQRFH2 structure in message body, compatible with MQ v6

If you change it to the 2nd or 3rd option, then when you browses messages you will see the standard MQRFH2 message layout.

From a Java coding point of view:
Code:
MQGetMessageOptions gmo= new MQGetMessageOptions();
gmo.options = CMQC.MQGMO_NO_WAIT + CMQC.MQGMO_BROWSE_NEXT + CMQC.MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING;
inQ.get(getMsg, gmo);


Any message with properties will be retrieved as an MQRFH2 formatted message.

This is how it really looks to MQ:
Code:
MQGetMessageOptions gmo= new MQGetMessageOptions();
gmo.options = CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_FORCE_MQRFH2 + CMQC.MQGMO_NO_WAIT + CMQC.MQGMO_BROWSE_NEXT + CMQC.MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING;
inQ.get(getMsg, gmo);


Note: The 'CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_FORCE_MQRFH2' option which is the default!!!!!

Now if you want to get the message with format=MQSTR and 'Named Properties' then you would do:
Code:
MQGetMessageOptions gmo= new MQGetMessageOptions();
gmo.options = CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE + CMQC.MQGMO_NO_WAIT + CMQC.MQGMO_BROWSE_NEXT + CMQC.MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING;
inQ.get(getMsg, gmo);


The 'CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE' tells MQ that the application wants MQRFH2 message to be retrieved as a message with format=MQSTR and the properties as 'Named Properties'.

Note: You can do the same thing at a queue level. See the Queue attribute called 'Property control' in the MQ Knowledge Center here for more info.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.
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