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While working as a System Test engineer, I identified ways to improve the usability of the IBM middleware software product WebSphere MQ, and developed an application to extend the ability of the provided administration tooling.
Written in my spare time, the application was developed in Java as a plugin for the provided toolset WebSphere MQ Explorer, and was released as a freeware software application from IBM.com. It has had a very positive reaction from customers, with hundreds of downloads and dozens of positive comments.
Description from ibm.com
Extends the ability of the WebSphere MQ Explorer to allow searching for MQ objects and MQ object definitions across your whole MQ environment.
The WebSphere MQ Healthcheck Explorer plug-in enables the WebSphere MQ Explorer to search across the MQ environment, using an Eclipse-style "Search View". Objects can be searched for by name, by description, or by the contents of any of the object attributes. Searches can be defined using wildcards allowing partial names or attribute types to be specified.
Several MQ object definitions contain references to other MQ objects. Search can be used to help find these target MQ objects, such as queues identified in the remote queue name attribute of remote queue definitions.
Another example is to match channel pairs - for example, searching for the receiver channel object related to a given sender channel. This can be done directly from the context menu for channel objects, which will prefill the necessary values into the Search dialog.
Finding related objects
Where a naming convention is used to identify the usage of MQ objects, Search can be used to find a group of objects across multiple queue managers. For example, if 'SALES_' is used as a prefix for all objects related to sales, you could search for 'SALES_*' and see all objects in that group. This could be a collection of all sender channels, receiver channels, transmission queues, remote queue definitions and local and alias queues with a related purpose.
As you can access the Properties View for each object found from the Search View, this allows you to make changes to a related group of objects without having to manually move between multiple queue managers in the Explorer Navigator.
Making changes safely
Before deleting or renaming any MQ objects, you can search across your MQ environment to see if there are any other objects which rely on, or in some way refer to that object. In this way, you can make changes safely.
Last updated: 6 Nov 2005
design: Dale Lane
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