Announcing the MQGem Software message editor!

Have you ever needed to make a quick change to an MQ message? Or perhaps create some test messages for an application? Or perhaps the message has gone to the wrong place and you want a quick way to copy or move them to where they should be? We have a new product for you to try.

MQGem Software is pleased to announce a new product, MQEdit, a Live-Parsing editor for IBM MQ. Watch the changes happen to the message as you type. The editor has a host of features…

  • Editing of either message body or message descriptor
  • Editing either in formatted or hex mode
  • Move or Copy messages simple by drag&drop, even between Queue Managers!
  • Display different levels of message detail
  • Editing supporting in a wide range of ASCII and EBCDIC codepages
  • Direct editing of big-endian and little-endian messages
  • Automatically maintains structure integrity as you edit
  • Direct editing of PCF structures, let MQEDIT do all the hard work
  • Add and Remove message parts, such as headers and PCF structures, effortlessly
  • Display hex bytes, such as Correl Id , in predictive text
  • Find and Replace capability
  • Full Undo/Redo support
  • Full Copy/Paste support
  • Fully configurable colours and fonts
  • Bookmark store and restore position
  • Message list auto-refresh and export
  • And more…

Screenshot of MQEdit showing QMgr and Q filtering; ISPF colour scheme; PCF formatting; and toolbar of controls.

MQEdit runs on Windows but can connect, via the MQ Client, and edit messages, on all versions of MQ on all platforms. This includes z/OS where messages can be edited directly in EBCDIC.

The product, which is in Beta phase, is free for you to download and try out until at least January 2017. You don’t even need to register any details to play with it. The product is free to download from our website.

All we ask in return is that in a week or two when you’ve played with it you send us an email telling us what you liked and what you didn’t like about the editor and perhaps what features you’d like to see in the future.

We look forward to hearing your comments. Please send them to


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