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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 7, 2013

Provide character substitution options within Message Broker for Code Page conversion failures

There are various methods / points at which a message is parsed / can be converted to a different Code Page e.g. MQ Get-with convert, whilst reading in data from an Adapter e.g. SAP, ESQL conversions e.g. CAST etc.

Generally if the Message Broker fails to find a match for a character within the target Code Page, this results in out-right failure.

There are exceptions to this (e.g. hex 1a character substitution within the MRM domain which is not very desirable, '?' default character substitution when using the SAP Adapter / nodes).

It would be useful to have a configurable option to allow (either on a message-by-message circumstance or a global configuration parameter):
- Character substitution to occur e.g. convert each unconvertible character to a default fallback character e.g. '?' or '#' etc (something of the Customer's choosing)
- An option to log (e.g. a warning in the event log) to signal the fact that a substitution has occurred

Idea priority Low
RFE ID 29989
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2020

    RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this RFE has been in the status of Under Consideration. The suggested concept remains a good idea. Whilst difficult to achieve from an internal coding perspective, this would yield value for the product. Status is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB