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Prerequisites
The eiConsole IDE is highly recommended to support graphical development of interfaces for deployment to the eiPlatform runtime The eiPlatform is required to run in production interfaces configured using the eiConsole
Version
eiConsole 10.13R1
Release Date
October 12, 2012
Resource Type
Tutorial
Recommended Version of eiConsole
9.12 R1 Build: r5823

Product details

Data Mapping - Using Tabular Mappings
(eiConsole II - Training & Interface)

Prerequisite

A full or Trial License of the eiConsole (Download a 90-Day Trial Now!). Completion of Level I Training.

Synopsis

This interface demonstrates how the eiConsole and eiPlatform can be used to interact with an HTTP Webservice which provides a synchronous response.

HTTP Request Response Pairs may be used when:

  • A webservice callout needs to be made to acquire additional data
  • A webservice is the final target of a route and the response needs to be recorded

Core Concepts:

  • HTTP Transport
  • HTTP Listener
  • EIP Emulator Mode
  • Programmable Listener
  • Synchronous Response

How to Run This Example

In order to run this example, the provided environment properties file must be configured to point to a local directory, where the sample (Sample2.xml) is to be dropped. This example must be run in the EIP Emulator mode, which is accessible when a given route is loaded in the eiConsole, under the "Route" menu, under "Local XCS eiPlatform Emulator."

How it Works

Once run, the listener in the RequestResponse - Request route ("RequestResponse Directory Listener") will pick the file up from the configured directory

and send it via an HTTP Post ("HTTP Post Transport")

to a second route, the "RequestResponse - Webservice" route.

This route has an HTTP Post listener configured, and will simply return the posted data to the sender via the synchronous response transport. This data is returned to the HTTP Post Transport

which will pass it on to a "Response Listener", which points at a Programmable Listener in the RequestResponse - Response route. Here, it will simply be written to a directory.

 

How to Use This Example

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