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IBM Integration Bus - development & administration

This course introduces and teaches all the functions and facilities available for developing and administering application programs using the IBM Integration Bus (formerly known as WebSphere Message Broker) up to and including Version 9. The course also includes the differences since Versions 7 and 8.

On successful completion of this course attendees will be able to:

  • work with & define the Integration Bus components
  • define & test message flows
  • use many of the common processing nodes
  • write ESQL
  • deploy message flows
  • transform messages
  • resolve errors
  • describe transport protocols
  • call web services
  • define & test message layouts in MRM
  • code page conversions
  • publish / subscribe.


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Intended for

Administrators, applications programmers and developers.


Before taking this course, students should have a good knowledge of WebSphere MQ concepts (see IBM MQ fundamentals course). Skills in SQL, XML, Java, or XPath are very helpful, but not essential.

Main topics

  • The IBM Integration Bus - Introduction

Without the Integration Bus; Point-To-Point Connection; The solution; Without the Integration Bus; Point-To-Point Connection; The solution; Terms; IBM's Integration Bus?; History; Versions; IBM's product list; Integration Bus Toolkit; IBM Integration Bus operation; The WebSphere Message Broker environment (pre/post Version 9); Components; Message Flows: structure of a message; Integration Bus Nodes; Terms within the Integration Bus; XML: overview; Parser; Why model Messages?; Integration Bus Domains; Standards; Resources/Workspace; Types of Resource; Library; Application; File Extensions; Integration Bus Explorer; Working sets.

  • Administration

Introduction; Requirements for Broker Domain pre /post Version 9; MQ Queue Manager; TCP/IP Listener; The Integration Bus creation; Other commands; Starting/stopping the Integration Bus using wizard; Starting/stopping the Integration Bus using MQSICOMMANDS; Command summary; Command summary version 9; The default configuration; Integration Bus Explorer; DELETE, START AND STOP.

  • Integration Bus Toolkit

Introduction; Development overview - pre/post Version 9; Developing applications - a simple example; Stage 1: creating the queues, backout requeue; Stage 2: creating the working set Stage 3: create the Message /Message Model; Stage 4: create the Message Flow; Stage 5: Creating the bar file, build the bar file, view the logs, create the Integration Server; Stage 6: testing method 1 - RFHUTIL; Stage 6: testing method 2 - using the Integration Bus.

  • Input & Output

Introduction; Message format - physical representations; Conversion; Selecting a Parser; Messages; Message Queue Message Descriptor - Header; Format; Additional headers; Message format in MQ; MQ rules and format header version 2 (MQRFH2); The MQRFH2 folders; The message tree structure; Environment tree structure; Local environment tree; Exception List Tree structure; Input Nodes; Output Nodes; Configuring Input Nodes: introduction, properties; Configuring Output Nodes: introduction, properties; Configuring Compute Node: introduction, properties.

  • Error Handling & Debugging

Introduction; Failure Terminal; TryCatch Node; Backout Queue; Dead Letter Queue; Transactional / Outside Transaction Control Messages; Adding a SUBFLOW; Logs; Local error log windows; Event Log Editor; Trace; XPath introduction; User Trace; Using TRACE to start a user trace; Using the Output; User Trace Node; Service Trace; The Flow Debugger; Setting the breakpoints; Creating the port; Debugging; Debugging perspective.

  • Routing

The filter node; Route node; Route to label ,; Label node; Aggregation node; Configuring the collector node; Subflows pre/post Version 9; by the invalid staff message; Sequence / Resequence node (Routing Drawer); Resequence node properties.

  • Message Transformation

Introduction; ESQL; Message Tree; Correlation names; Nodes.

  • ESQL

Introduction; Properties Node / Folder; Message Queue Message Descriptor; Tree Structure Nodes/Folders; Examples Filter/Trace Node; Examples Compute/Database Node; ESQL operators; Special characters; Statements; Index expression; Node list; Message Tree references; MOVE and LASTMOVE statements; MOVE; LAST MOVE; SAMEFIELD statement; DETACH statement; ATTACH statement; CREATE statement; Variable declaration; Types of variable; Data Types - introduction; Commands inserting, updating, and deleting fields; Deleting fields; NULL; Cast transforming to another data type; Date and time functions; String functions; Numeric functions; List functions; IF; CASE; WHILE; MODULE; Function & Procedures; CALL; PROPAGATE.

  • Databases & Maps in Message Flows

Introduction; Using database to store routing information; Database Nodes; Adding a database definition; Database selection; Adding a database definition; Database Nodes; Compute Node; Selecting data from database; Defining the ESQL; Defining the XML message; Using a WHERE command; Selecting data from database using variables; Defining and using maps; USING; What is the relation between maps and ESQL?; Mapping Editor.

  • Advanced Message Flow Topics

Accounting & Statistics; Statistics data details; Statistics data details commands; Publish & Subscribe; Publisher & Subscriber applications; Writing Publish & Subscribe applications; Creating; Subscribe examples; Listing subscriptions in the Broker; Publication Flows; PSCR error codes; Controlled throwing of exceptions.

  • Additional Processing Nodes

REQUEST/REPLY; MQGET Node; TIMER Node; Email Output Node (Email Drawer).

  • Processing Data in Files

Introduction; File Input Node; The file location; Setting the Environment Variable; File Output Node.

  • Java Message Service

Java Message Service - an introduction; What is JMS?; JMS administered objects; JNDI namespace; Connection factory; A JMS destination; Destination targetclient; MQ messages the MQRFH2 format; JMS messages - an introduction; JMS message types; Simplified JMS representation; JMS Nodes.

  • Service Oriented Architecture

Introduction; Web Services Description Language; SOAP; The structure of a SOAP message; SCA Nodes.

  • Patterns

Patterns introduction; Pattern instance project; Patterns available message-based integration patterns; Service enablement patterns; Patterns available service virtualization patterns; File processing patterns; Application integration patterns; Pattern explore.Training method

The course contains valuable and extensive hands-on exercises that demonstrate all the major aspects of IBM Integration Bus.


4 days.

Course leader

RSM Technology.