About Connect MQ rules

Use Connect MQ rules to define connector interfaces that use the IBM WebSphere MQ messaging standard. The interface uses two MQ message queues, one for the outgoing message and one for the incoming message.

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This facility can use the IBM MQ-CICS Bridge to work with applications that use the IBM Customer Information and Control System. For example, a flow can call a legacy IBM customer master file based on CICS to verify an account number or update a balance.

Each Connect MQ rule references an MQ Server data instance. which defines how Pega Platform finds and connects to a WebSphere MQ server.


Use the Application Explorer or Configure > Integration > Connector Definitions & Simulations to list the Connect MQ rules in your application.

Use the Records Explorer to list all Connect MQ rules that are available to you.


See Creating JMS and MQ Connectors , a document available on the Integration area of the Pega Community, for a step-by-step instructions on developing and testing Connect MQ rules.

To debug your application, you can simulate an MQ connector when the external system is unavailable or lacks a test environment. See Creating Connector Simulations.

Where referenced

Connect MQ rules can be referenced in an Integrator shape of a flow rule.


Connect MQ rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category. A Connect MQ rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-MQ rule type.