What's new in Process Commander V5.3 - Integration
Released in July 2007, Process Commander V5.3 offers dozens of new capabilities for developers, application users, and system administrators, and resolves issues found in earlier versions. For an overview, see What's new in Process Commander 5.3.
Six features provide additional capability to integrate your application with external systems:
- New Email accelerator
- Connector and Metadata accelerator
- Service accelerator improvements
- New Integration Viewer tool
- Displays for MQ, JMS, JNDI and JavaBeans
- Performance tool includes connector statistics
A new accelerator simplifies configuration of both incoming and outgoing e-mail.
A new accelerator replaces and extends the functions of the 5.2 connector wizard and external data table wizard. (The 5.2 wizards remain available for backward compatibility.)
- You can import WSDL, XSD, DTD, and JavaBeans metadata (as before)
- You can identify previous runs that used the same metadata
- When running the accelerator with previously processed metadata, you can overwrite, skip, or rename rules or data instances already created.
- The wizard generates activities that call Obj- methods, rather than RDB- methods when appropriate.
- Clean-up and backout facilities are enhanced.
The Service Accelerator is enhanced to support:
- Ability to publish a flow as a service including any or all flow actions
- Ability to create, copy, or reuse a Service Package instance
- Ability to identify and resolve duplicate rules
- Enhanced cleanup facilities
From any service rule form, you can access a diagram that identifies the rules and data instances that comprise the service, and their relationships. Click the Integration Viewer button on the Service tab:
Click any rectangle in the diagram to open the corresponding rule or data instance.
Four new integration tools help you investigate and debug services and other integration components. Each displays as a pop-up window.
From the Connect MQ and MQ Listener forms, click the magnifying glass button to access the contents of the request or response queue:
You can drill down from the queue display to see details of individual messages.
Similar queue inspection is available from the Connect JMS form and JMS Listener form.
From the JDNI Server form, you can see the JNDI values presented in a tree structure.
From the Tools menu, you can view the structure and contents of a JavaBean:
The Performance tool display now displays the elapsed time and (for Windows servers) the CPU time used by connectors.
To download the latest 5.3 product documentation, see PRPC 5.3 Release Announcement.
To request an installation kit for the V5.3 release see Process Commander V5.3 is Available.
(Links in this topic marked with the help icon access a 5.3 help system topic, adapted for PDN display).