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8.5.3 Setting the verb during mapping
If you use InterChange Server, mapping between the application-specific
business object and the generic business object should map the verb as Delete.
This ensures that the correct information about an event is sent to the
collaboration, which might perform special processing based on the verb.
Follow these recommendations for relationship tables:
For delete events for a logical delete application, leave relationship entries in
the relationship table.
For delete events for a physical delete application, delete relationship entries
from the relationship table.
8.6 Guaranteed event delivery
The guaranteed event delivery feature enables the Adapter Framework to
guarantee that events are never sent twice between the connector’s event store
and the integration broker.
Without the use of the guaranteed event delivery feature, a small window of
possible failure exists between the time that the connector publishes an event
(when the connector calls the gotApplEvent() method within its pollForEvents()
method) and the time it updates the event store by deleting the event record (or
perhaps updating it with an “event posted” status). If a failure occurs in this
window, the event has been sent but its event record remains in the event store
with a “ready for poll” status. When the connector restarts, it finds this event
record still in the event store and sends it, resulting in the event being sent twice.
You can provide the guaranteed event delivery feature to a JMS-enabled
connector in one of the following ways:
With the c
ontainer managed events feature: If the connector uses a JMS
event store (implemented as a JMS source queue), the Adapter Framework
acts as a container and manages the JMS event store.
Important: This feature is available only for JMS-enabled connectors, that is,
those connectors that use Java Messaging Service (JMS) to handle queues
for their message transport. A JMS-enabled connector always has its
DeliveryTransport connector property set to JMS. When the connector starts,
it uses the JMS transport; all subsequent communication between the
connector and the integration broker occurs through this transport. The JMS
transport ensures that the messages are eventually delivered to their
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With the d
uplicate event elimination feature: The Adapter Framework can
use a JMS monitor queue to ensure that no duplicate events occur. This
feature is usually used for a connector that uses a non-JMS event store (for
example, implemented as a JDBC table, inbox, or flat files).
8.6.1 Container-managed events
If the JMS-enabled connector uses JMS queues to implement its event store, the
Adapter Framework can act as a “container” and manage the JMS event store
(the JMS source queue). One of the roles of JMS is to ensure that once a
transactional queue session starts, the messages are cached there until a
commit is issued. If a failure occurs or a rollback is issued, the messages are
discarded. Therefore, in a single JMS transaction, the Adapter Framework can
remove a message from a source queue and place it on the destination queue.
This container-managed-events feature of guaranteed event delivery enables the
Adapter Framework to guarantee that events are never sent twice between the
JMS event store and the destination’s JMS queue.
Enabling the feature for connectors with JMS event stores
To enable the guaranteed event delivery feature for a JMS-enabled connector
that has a JMS event store, set the connector configuration properties, as shown
in Table 8-21.
Table 8-21 Connector properties for a connector with a JMS event store
Connector property Value
DeliveryTransport JMS
ContainerManagedEvents JMS
PollQuantity The number of events to processing in a single poll of the
event store
SourceQueue Name of the JMS source queue (event store) that the
Adapter Framework polls and from which it retrieves
events for processing
The source queue and other JMS queues should be part
of the same queue manager. If the connector’s application
generates events that are stored in a different queue
manager, you must define a remote queue definition on
the remote queue manager. WebSphere MQ can then
transfer the events from the remote queue to the queue
manager that the JMS-enabled connector uses for
transmission to the integration broker.

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