Category: DataPower

Datapower: url-open with custom MQ Headers

If you are trying to use datapower’s url-open command to an MQ destination and need to set the MQMD header, you must follow the information contained in the following post: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/message.jspa?messageID=14542843#14542843 Basically, the final xslt document that needs to be sent as part of the http-headers is: <xsl:variable name=”newSerializedMQMD”> <header name=”MQMD”></strong> <xsl:value-of select=”$mqmdSer” /> </header></strong> […]

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DataPower – Changing the MQMD AppIdentity Header

If you plan on using datapower to write a modified value to the AppIdentity MQMD header, ensure that your Put Message Options on your destination are correct. You want to use “2052″ which represents “MQPMO_SET_CONTEXT_ALL” along with “MQPMO_NO_SYNCPOINT”. You need to tell MQ that it should use the message headers from the written message. In […]

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DataPower 3.8.1 and WebSphere MQ

If you are using DataPower to pull messages from MQ which contains persistent messages, do yourself a favor and set the ‘Units of Work’ on the QM in DP to 1. This will enable DataPower to use SyncPoints from MQ and allow you transactionality on a per-message basis. Without this setting, you can get very […]

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Datapower and Netegrity Siteminder Integration

I’ve posted a question to the Datapower external newsgroup asking about how Siteminder can be used to authenticate users. The documentation is pretty thin on the subject. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=315235 Basically, i have a username and password that I’d like Siteminder to authenticate. I’m sure that Datapower invokes a URL and posts the information to the given […]

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Migrating to WebSphere Process Server V6.2

This tutorial shows you how to migrate WebSphere Process Server configuration data,
application data, and databases from V6.1.2.3 to V6.2.0.1. The tutorial also describes the sub-tasks
involved and shows you how to use migration log files for troubleshooting.

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xsd:any, xsd:anyType, xsd:anySimpleType, xsd:anyAttribute in WebSphere Process Server

The infocenter has a great article about how to use “Industry Standard Schemas” with WebSphere Process Server. This is required reading. You will need to know about the Sequence object when dealing with xsd:any xsd:anyType xsd:anySimpleType xsd:anyAttribute This used to be completely undocumented and now, the documentation is actually really good. Enjoy your undefined datatype. […]

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IBM Support Assistant Plugin – Visual Configuration Explorer

The Visual Configuration Explorer When configuration problems occur in a complex software environment, you can spend a lot of time hunting for subtle changes that might have introduced errors. The new Visual Configuration Explorer tool, which runs as a plug-in to the IBM Support Assistant, simplifies configuration troubleshooting by letting you visualize, explore, and analyze […]

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AlbeesOnline: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

AlbeesOnline has posted a great article showing how difficult integration projects can be when you need to work with teams spread across an organization. A relatively straightforward project turns into a Frankenstein of text files and workarounds. It also shows the reason why projects have meetings that involve 20-30 people five times a week, you […]

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Common Event Infrastructure API and usage documentation

Your business has decided to use CEI to emit business relevant events, you got approval for your project, you are ready to code.. and then find out that there’s a thin amount of documentation on how to actually work with the APIs. Below are some links that can help you figure out whats going on: […]

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Migrating WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation to WebSphere Process Server V6.2 & Best Practices

Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 18 Mar 2009

- Migration concepts, planning and best practices
- New Workspace migration wizard
- Migration scenarios utilizing Business Space interface

In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss the concepts, planning, and migration paths, that you must understand before any attempt to migrate the source artifacts created using IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition 5.1 product, to the IBM WebSphere Integration Developer 6.2.

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