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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 5, 2017

Archiving of payload/message in HL7 to HL7 DFDL Pattern

Our team uses the HL7 to HL7 DFDL pattern and HL7DFDL nodes for integrating with Clinical applications. Currently, this pattern does have an ability to archive the HL7 message in files.

There should be a way save the payload (HL7 message) Received/Sent in Files .

Idea priority High
RFE ID 106061
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2020

    RFE Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this RFE and apologies for the length of time it has been in Submitted status. The HL7 to HL7 DFDL Pattern already has some very similar options to what is described in the RFE. If readers haven't already seen this, it would be worth checking out this link:

    In particular this section on Journaling may be of interest ...


    Several of the parameters in the Options group of the pattern instance configuration allow you to choose what information is logged about the messages as they are processed:

    Journaling. This parameter can be turned on or off. Journaling writes a copy of the source message to a message queue, or publishes the message to a topic. The message is written with additional metadata that describes the source message flow, integration node name, and pattern instance name. Use journaling to retain a copy of every input message that is sent to an integration node. Retaining messages is valuable from an audit perspective. You can configure the journal queue so that messages expire after one week, for example, so that the queue does not grow indefinitely.
    Publish. If Journaling is selected, you can change the Publish parameter to determine whether the message is published to a topic or a queue.
    Canonical feed and Source feed. You can choose whether the message is logged.
    Report remainders. You can choose whether remainders are logged. Remainders are fields that are not modeled by the HL7v25P message set.

    There is of course always more we can do in this area, so we will continue to monitor this RFE for signs of community support for the idea and of course detailed suggestions for how this feature space should evolve. Status of the RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.