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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2021

Adding a MQ Request/Reply Node to the ACE toolkit node palette

MQ have been designated as our only form of inter-service communication. This requires us to be able to provide request/response via MQ.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Oct 19, 2021

    Idea / RFE Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this enhancement request, and apologies for the short delay in providing this response (this idea has now been re-routed from the Cloudpak for Integration team to the App Connect team). We agree this suggestion would improve the product. To clarify the request here, our interpretation is that the requirement here is for either:

    a) A single message flow node which is responsible for doing the MQPUT and then an associated MQGET by CorrelId from a corresponding reply queue.

    b) A pair of asynchronous message flow nodes, one of which does the MQPUT and then the second the MQGET by CorrelId from a corresponding reply queue.

    In both cases, the intention would be to ensure that the correct specific message is brought back in to the message flow, and that the initial message flow thread would not be held up polling for the response. We have discussed a similar architectural pattern in the past whereby an environment variable be used to push a desired CorrelId into the MQInput node in order to drive the MQInput in a dynamic way to meet this same use case ... but the advantage to a dedicated node as per the suggestion would be to maybe enable us to poll for multiple responses at the same time rather than a single response.

    Regardless of the detailed scope of design, the suggestion is a good one, therefore the status is updated to Future Consideration.