TRANSCONNECT® 2.3.0 was released in August 2016. Here is an overview of the key new functions.
MESSAGE PROCESSING IS EVEN MORE FLEXIBLE
When the processing of TRANSCONNECT® messages becomes more complex, a route can now be linked to a handling process that can be modelled graphically.
You can use the mouse to drag actions from a palette, the scope of which will be further increased in the future, into the editor. In addition to the control flow, the data flow is also visualized. The visualisation is also more flexible than before.
Handling of errors can be modelled in the editor by a second subprocess.
This video shows how to create a route with a custom process:
The new process status view shows the execution of a process for a route of a TRANSCONNECT® message.
The process flow is shown in green on the left or top side. Each time stamp indicates the start time of the next action.
When an executed item is highlighted, further details are displayed in the Properties view.
The contents of all process variables are displayed on the right or bottom side. Resources, adapters and all messages can be opened by double-clicking.
The server configuration setting ‘Log temporary XML documents’ no longer generates any XML files in the corresponding folder for all asynchronously processed messages.
This video shows how to display the processing state of a message.
QUALIFIED MESSAGE TRACING BASED ON APACHE LUCENE
Full-text query is now possible when searching for messages by content.
Previously, the search was performed in all elements and attributes of the XML document. This search can now be specified in more detail. In addition to element or attribute names, you can now specify sections of the XML path.
Multiple search terms can be linked.
The messages are indexed for the detailed search.
JAVA 8 AND XSLT 2.0
TRANSCONNECT® 2.3.0 comes with version 8 of Java It now also supports XSLT 2.0. This makes many language extensions available, such as grouping data sets, user-defined functions, and the XPath 2.0 query language.
ADAPTER METADATA IN THE REPOSITORY
Metadata of adapters such as the SAP adapter, HL7 adapter, or web service adapter is now stored in the TRANSCONNECT® database. They will thus be backed up along with the database, and a history of the changes will be available.
IMPROVEMENTS TO ADAPTERS
- Due to a new property in the HTTP adapter, response codes > = 300 automatically result in the processing status FAILED, and there’s no need to write a result transformation for it
- A new property also allows the web service adapter to automatically change the processing status of SOAP faults to FAILED without the need for a result transformation
- With the HTTP input adapter, wildcards can be used to process requests with variable URL components. It is also possible to invoke the URL even without authentication
- The HTTP adapter now supports all REST methods on the input and output side
- The file adapter can write using temporary files
- The Office adapter supports not only XLS but also the XSLX format
NEW WIZARD FOR CONFIGURING AN AD SERVER FOR USER ADMINISTRATION
Use this wizard to configure the LDAP section when configuring a TRANSCONNECT® server. This makes it easy to switch to an Active Directory server for user administration.
SUPPORT FOR MAC OS
The TRANSCONNECT® Manager plugin can be installed in a standard Eclipse Mac distribution. Enter the following as a software site:
The hostname is the IP name of the TRANSCONNECT® 2.3.0 server.