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Question 16 :

How many messages are sent across the network for processing topic messages? If there are three subscribers for a message, for example, one of which with a selector that does not match, how many messages are sent?

Answer :

In WebLogic JMS 6.1, when all three consumers are in the same session, we send one copy of the message across the network for all subscribers that are not flow-controlled. Once a consumer is flow-controlled for not acknowledging enough messages, no messages are sent until flow control is eased. So, the answer is usually one, but may be two. The selection is done on the server side so a subscriber that doesn't match doesn't have to discard anything.


Question 17 :

What should an XPATH selector look like?

Answer :

The following is an example of an XPATH selector. Pay careful attention to the use of double and single quotes.

String selector =
"JMS_BEA_SELECT('xpath', '/recipient/transport/text()') =
'email'";
tsubscriber = tsession.createSubscriber(topic, selector, false);

JMS_BEA_SELECT is a built-in function in WebLogic Server JMS SQL syntax. You put it in your selector string when you create a consumer. Note the use of single quotes around xpath, the XML tab, and the string value.


Question 18 :

How do I handle request/response using JMS?

Answer :

There are several approaches to handling request/response processing with JMS.
* Use a temporary queue for each requestor and have the response go back to that queue.
* Use the QueueRequestor class, which does the temporary queue for you, and wait for the reply, as in the following:
// create temporary queue for receiving answer
qrequestor = new QueueRequestor(qsession, queue);
TextMessage msg = qsession.createTextMessage();
TextMessage reply = (TextMessage) qrequestor.request(msg);
* Use a dedicated response topic or queue with message selectors.


Question 19 :

How do I put a message back on the queue for processing?

Answer :

The following are several approaches:
* Use a transacted session, then rollback the session so the message will go back to the queue.
* Use Session.CLIENT_ACKNOWLEDGE when creating a session, then recover the session so the message will go back to the queue.
* Use a JTA transaction, then rollback the transaction so the message will go back to the queue.


Question 20 :

Is it OK to add new sessions and subscribers to a Queue or Topic Connection once it has been started?

Answer :

Yes, with one caveat. You may not add new subscribers/consumers to a session if it already has active async consumers. Sessions must only be accessed single-threaded as per the JMS spec. If you feel you need to do this, create a new Session and add it to that one instead.
You can add receivers to a started connection. A receiver in itself is not asynchronous. You need a listener to make it asynchronous. The first creation of a receiver is always safe. If you then add a listener for that first receiver, you have to worry for any future receivers in that same session. You can create new sessions and the first receiver for that session with no worries.
Once you want to create a second receiver in a session, if the first receiver has a MessageListener, you have to take care to make sure there are no other threads of execution in that session. You can do this by stopping the connection or actually creating your receiver from the onMessage routine of the first receiver.