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PI18227: IBM WEBSPHERE MQ REPLY MESSAGES CANNOT BE CAPTURED IN RECORDING STUDIO

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using the MQ Exit, when a reply queue is configured in a
    Send Request/Receive
    Reply, it is not always possible to record the reply messages.
    The request message is used to determine the reply queue to
    monitor.  This causes two issues:
    
    1. The first reply message might not be captured as the
    subscribe occurs after the message has been sent.
    2. Some request messages do not have a reply queue defined in
    their header so no replies can be recorded.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    
    Create a dummy operation that has the reply queue as its send
    queue.
    Record this operation at the same times as the request-reply
    operation.
    Promote header fields such as correlation ID (correlid) and
    message ID (msgId) so that you can match requests with their
    replies.
    
    Use the pairs of messages to create test and stubs as required.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users recording Request/Reply WebSphere MQ messages, on      *
    * fixed queues, when using operation recording.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Rational Integration Tester does not capture the first reply *
    * message when recording a Request/Reply operation with fixed  *
    * queues defined in the operation.                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Rational Integration Tester 8.5.1.3 or 8.6.0.1    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Recording of an MQ Request/Reply operation with fixed reply
    queues now records both the request and reply queue defined in
    the operation when recording starts.
    
    This defect was resolved in release 8.5.1.3 but was not included
    in 8.6.0 due to time constraints.  It will be included in the
    8.6.0.1 fixpack
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI18227

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    851

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-05-19

  • Closed date

    2014-06-23

  • Last modified date

    2014-06-23

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79IT

Applicable component levels

  • R851 PSY

       UP

  • R860 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.5.1

Reference #: PI18227

Modified date: 23 June 2014