MQ not honoring MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE

Summary: For an MQGET with the option of MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE on a subscription, MQ does not honor the option when a message is published from an MQTT client. Note: This does not happen when a regular MQ client program publishes a message to the same topic.

Setup: MQ v8.0.0.4 (on Windows 64-bit) and the latest SupportPac MA9C.

I am using the ‘Sample.java’ from SupportPac MA9C. Note: I did not modify the ‘Sample.java’ program. I used it as is. It defaults to a topic string of ‘Sample/Java/v3’.

Note: I have not defined the topic in the queue manager.

So here’s my issue: when I run my MQ program that subscribes to a topic (‘Sample/Java/v3’) that the MQTT ‘Sample.java’ program (from SupportPac MA9C) is publishing to, the message is always an MQRFH2 message. Very weird.

MQ Code Snippet:

int openOptionsForGet = CMQC.MQSO_CREATE | CMQC.MQSO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING | CMQC.MQSO_MANAGED | CMQC.MQSO_NON_DURABLE;
MQGetMessageOptions gmo = new MQGetMessageOptions();
gmo.options = CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE | CMQC.MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING;
MQMessage getMsg = new MQMessage();

MQQueueManager qMgr = new MQQueueManager("MQA1");
MQTopic subscriber = qMgr.accessTopic( "Sample/Java/v3",
                                       null,
                                       CMQC.MQTOPIC_OPEN_AS_SUBSCRIPTION,
                                       openOptionsForGet);
subscriber.get(getMsg, gmo);

The ‘getMsg’ message has a format of MQRFH2 with a single folder called: ‘mqtt’ with 3 elements: clientid, qos and msgid. There is 1 Named Property called: ‘mqps.Top’.

This is wrong. The message format should not be MQRFH2 but rather ‘blank’ and there should be 4 Named Properties: ‘mqtt.clientId’, ‘mqtt.qos’, ‘mqtt.msgid’ and ‘mqps.Top’.

But if I change the ‘gmo.options’ line to be:

gmo.options = CMQC.MQGMO_PROPERTIES_FORCE_MQRFH2 + CMQC.MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING;

Then the ‘getMsg’ message has a format of MQRFH2 with 2 folders called: ‘mqtt’ and ‘mqps’. The ‘mqtt’ folder has the (same) 3 elements: clientid, qos and msgid. The ‘mqps’ folder has 1 element called ‘Top’. There are zero Named Properties. This is the expected result.

So, does anybody know why MQ would not honor the MQGET option of MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE when the message originates from an MQTT client publisher?

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

This entry was posted in Java, MQ, Programming, Windows.

2 Responses to MQ not honoring MQGMO_PROPERTIES_IN_HANDLE

  1. FJ says:

    May be you need to use a different constructor for the Topic subscriber object?

  2. Hi FJ,

    Can you give me an example of what you are referring to?

    Regards,
    Roger