MQGem Software is pleased to announce that a new version of MQEdit, our Live Parsing Editor for IBM MQ messages, is now available.
The main features of the release are as follows:-
- Have MQEdit prompt you for your KDB password
This feature was initially added in MO71 and we have now also added the same to MQEdit. All the details can be found at the aforementioned link.
- More flexible Message Context Settings
The are many different actions you may take on an MQ message using MQEdit; moving, copying, small corrections, big edits, and creating brand new messages from scratch.
Each of these different actions may well want to use a different message context. For example, when moving a message, you likely want to use “Pass All Context” whereas when creating a new message from scratch “Default Context” might be most appropriate. If making a small correction to an existing message you might need to use “Set All Context” depending on what you need to correct.
Earlier versions of MQEdit had a menu option to allow you to choose which message context setting you wanted to use but the default was built into MQEdit.
This release adds a number of improvements.
- You can now set your own default value for message context in the preferences dialog. In fact two defaults, one for when you are adding a new message, where MQEdit starts with the value set to “Default Context” but you can change it. The other is for operations when you are updating a message, e.g. editing it on the same queue or moving it to another queue. In this case MQEdit starts with the value set to “Pass All Context” but you can change it.
- Having the ability to set your own defaults may mean you rarely, if ever, need to change the message context in use, but if you do, you can choose whether MQEdit keeps the setting you choose in the menu for all future messages, or whether it is a one-off change just for this message, and after you’re done with the message, the option reverts to your default that you set in the preferences dialog.
- Finally, the menu option that existed in prior versions of MQEdit is enhanced to have a different sub-menu for Add actions and Update actions. This submenu also shows you what the current value is, especially useful if you have the previous feature in use.
The new version can be downloaded from the MQEdit Download Page. Any current licensed users of MQEdit can run the new version on their existing licence. If you don’t have a licence and would like to try out MQEdit then send an email to email@example.com and a 1-month trial licence will be sent to you.