There are lots of places in IBM MQ objects where other objects are named. As few examples include:-
- A local queue name in the transmission queue field of a channel
- An authentication information object named in the Connection Authentication field of the queue manager
- A topic object in a subscription
- A connection ID in when viewing subscription status
When you view such objects with MO71, you can interact with these fields by double-clicking on them.
Viewing already existing objects
If you are viewing an individual object dialog that refers to another object, double clicking on that field will open up another individual object dialog to show the referenced object. It’s just a simple action, but very handy, and will save you time when looking at inter-connected objects or status.
Double-click setting for Queues
This double-click action pays attention to the preference “Double click should browse on queue lists”. If you have this preference checked, then you should hold down the Alt key to get the alternate action which is to display the object definition.
Creating new objects
Another time when this feature of MO71 really comes in handy is when you are defining new objects and their referenced objects. For example, when defining a sender channel and its transmission queue.
Imagine you are part-way through defining the sender channel, and you get to the field where you need to put the transmission queue name. You realise that you haven’t yet defined the transmission queue. Rather than going and starting up a queue dialog and defining it, you can instead type in the name you want the transmission queue to have, and then double click on that field. Again, this is just a simple action, but it saves you time.
MO71 will open up an individual dialog for that queue name, but it doesn’t exist yet.
The dialog will have the name filled in, and you can now go ahead and populate the rest of the fields for the transmission queue. Once done, you can press Create on the queue dialog and then go back to the channel dialog, and when you’re finished press Create on that one too.
In the Web Interface
The same inter-connections can also be seen when using the MO71 Web Interface. Referenced objects named inside objects or status, become hyperlinks, so you can click on them to view the details about the referenced object in a web page. In the screenshot below, I’ve open the hyperlink in a new tab to make it clear what happens, but if you just click on it, it will open in place.
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