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WITHDRAWN: MA92: WebSphere MQ - Transaction Handler Test Utility

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Using WebSphere MQ 6.0+, MA92 provides users with the ability to test the processing of real-time business transactions without having to interface with a real backend system.

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This SupportPac is now in withdrawn state and will no longer be available from July 2017.

This SupportPac is a Java utility program which simulates the processing of real-time business transactions between systems that interact using WebSphere MQ 6.0 or above. This highly-flexible tool is geared towards developers and testers who need to verify application code against an interfacing system that may not be available or ready for integration. In place of the actual system, the user code interfaces with the SupportPac via WebSphere MQ and, in turn, the SupportPac replicates the processing of the backend application (i.e. J2EE application, Web Service, legacy application). As a result, this SupportPac frees testers and developers from the restrictions in accessing a separate system and allows them to minimize integration issues before interfacing with the real system.

This SupportPac simply works by automatically retrieving messages placed on a user-specified request queue and then placing new application-specific messages onto a designated response queue. This SupportPac can run as a standalone Java application; as a J2EE application client, connecting to WebSphere Application Server (WAS); or as a Web-based application running on WAS. Using a graphical user interface, the user can configure the SupportPac to run either remotely as an MQ client; as a local program directly connected to an MQ server; or as a JMS client using JNDI to look up and connect to message queues.

This SupportPac is geared towards users who need to verify application code against an interfacing system that may not be available or ready for integration. In place of the actual system, this SupportPac can be used to replicate the processing of the backend application or Web service. Developers can conveniently run this application within their development environment using either WebSphere Studio or Rational Application Developer.

Author: Annette Green, IBM GBS – EAD Southeast, USA
Category: 2
Released: 06Nov07
Current SupportPac Version: 1.0
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At a minimum, this SupportPac requires:
WebSphere MQ Java Version 6.0, or above
Java Runtime Environment 1.3.1 SR10, or 1.4.2 SR5, or above
Access to a WebSphere MQ Server

Installation Instructions

To install the SupportPac:
- Create a temporary directory on the target computer.
- Copy to this directory.
- Uncompress.
- Follow the instructions in the User Guide to complete the installation and for usage details.

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Technical support

Category 2 SupportPacs are provided in good faith and AS-IS. There is no warranty or further service implied or committed and any supplied sample code is not supported via IBM product service channels.

You may submit a question using the 'rate this page' below but a response is not guaranteed.

Please read the license information contained within the zip file of this SupportPac to determine if you want to use it.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Software version: 5.3, 6.0,

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 4017429

Modified date: 06 November 2007

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