Import queue managers from an MQ Explorer export

In a recent update to MO71 V9.0.4 a new feature was added to allow you to import queue manager location information from an MQ Explorer export file.

MQ Explorer Export menu

The menu option to export MQ Explorer settings

To export your configuration from MQ Explorer, right-click on the top level folder in the left-hand navigation pane, and choose Export MQ Explorer Settings…

This will bring up a dialog for Export. Press Next on the first panel, then on the second panel you can indicate where you want the XML file to be written and what you want to be exported. MO71 will only import the Sets and Remote queue manager information, but will not complain if there is other information in the XML file, so you can go ahead and export it all if you wish.

MO71 doesn’t import local queue managers from an MQ Explorer export file since you can import local queue managers directly in MO71 as discussed in an earlier post.

MO71 Import MQ Explorer Menu

The menu to import queue managers

Once you have your exported XML file from MQ Explorer, you can drive the import from the MO71 File menu, which then brings up a dialog.

In this dialog, navigate to the location where you exported your MQ Explorer settings and click on Read MQ Explorer XML File.

MO71 Import MQ Explorer Dialog

Import MQ Explorer Locations Dialog – choose your queue managers

The list below will show all the queue managers that were found in the MQ Explorer XML file. If any of the found queue managers are already locations in MO71, the Explorer entry will have a ‘no entry’ symbol beside it showing it cannot be added again. You can click on any others to indicate you wish to import them and the red cross will change to a green tick.

If you were using Sets to group your queue managers in MQ Explorer, you can choose to have those associations imported into MO71 as well. MO71 has several grouping concepts (as described in Can you see your QMgr for the trees?). A queue manager can be in a single group on the main window, and it can be in multiple Networks, which are used in various places where queue managers are listed in MO71. Since a queue manager could be in multiple MQ Explorer Sets, you can choose whether to translate this part of the configuration into Network names or the first one into a QM Group, or both.

Once you have selected all the ones you want, click on Import, and you’re done.

And of course, just as with imported local queue managers, and queue managers imported from a CCDT file, you can edit the imported ones after the locations are created to change the location labels and any other settings.


The new version can be downloaded from the MO71 Download Page. If you don’t have a licence and would like to try out MO71 then send an email to support@mqgem.com and a 1-month trial licence will be sent to you.

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Import queue managers from a CCDT

Import CCDT Menu

The menu to import queue managers

In a recent update to MO71 V8.0.4 a new feature was added to allow you to import queue manager location information from a Client Channel Definition Table (CCDT) file. You can drive this from the File menu, which then brings up a dialog.

Import CCDT

Import CCDT Dialog – choose your queue managers

The dialog will start by looking for the CCDT in the default location, but you can change this by navigating to the CCDT file you wish to use before clicking on Read CCDT.

The list below will show all the queue managers that were found in the CCDT. If any of the found queue managers are already locations in MO71, the CCDT entry will have a ‘no entry’ symbol beside it showing it cannot be added again. You can click on any others to indicate you wish to import them and the red cross will change to a green tick. Once you have selected all the ones you want, click on Import, and you’re done.

And of course, just as with imported local queue managers, you can edit the imported ones after the locations are created to change the location labels and any other settings.


The new version can be downloaded from the MO71 Download Page. If you don’t have a licence and would like to try out MO71 then send an email to support@mqgem.com and a 1-month trial licence will be sent to you.

Automatically import your local queue managers

The recently available version of the MO71 administrative GUI tool from MQGem Software included a new feature to automatically import any local queue managers detected on the Windows machine where you run the GUI. It will detect all queue managers of any installation on the machine, not only those of the installation you are currently using, and pop up a list where you can choose to import the ones you want, or ignore the import entirely. You can see this in action in this video (link deliberately starts at 3m14s in).

Import Local QMgrs

The MO71 File menu allows you to re-drive the import of local queue managers

You can also re-drive the import from the File menu at any time. This can be handy if you’ve just created a new queue manager. And of course, you can add the locations in manually if you prefer, as well as edit the imported ones after the locations are created to change the location labels and any other settings.