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eiConsole v.24R1

eiConsole Tutorial Basic

Using Transports (Adapters)

In the eiConsole, a “Transport” is another type of adapter. The role of Transports is to accept a transaction, send it (to file, to HTTP, or to whatever communications form is used), and then mark that transaction as completed. Transports are the eiConsole components used to transmit data using a variety of protocols to the desired Target systems. Transports are configured in exactly the same manner as Listeners. Generally, the transport types are about the same as the Listeners. There are, however, a few Transports for which there are no corresponding Listeners, and vice-versa. Generally, they come in pairs.

Note: To view all of the 40+ eiConsole Transports, click Available Transport Types.

Using Transports

To configure a Transport, you must have a corresponding Target System defined. To add a Target System where one doesn’t exist, click the Add Target icon.

Add target system to the sample route in the eiConsole.

Next, to configure a Transport, click the cell or icon in the grid labeled Transport.

Select the Transport icon in the message route.

Once highlighted, the Transport Configuration panel will appear as shown below.Select the type of transport in the transport configuration panel.

Select the desired Transport Type from the drop-down.

The Transport Name is given automatically, but you have the option to change it. The Transport Name should be something user-friendly that helps you to understand what the Transport accomplishes. We recommend using the name provided.

The transport name default is supplied, or you can create your own.

Next, fill in the configuration details in the Transport Configuration panel below.

Tabs and configuration options will vary based on the module selected in the Transport Type drop-down.

Transport configuration options will vary based on the top of transport selected.

To add additional Transports, click the Add Target icon at the top of the screen. Repeat the previous process and select a Transport Type from the drop-down menu. In this example, we selected Execute Command Line. Enter a descriptive name in the Transport Name field.  This will display beneath the Transport icon on the Route grid.

Additional targets can be added as needed.

To delete a Transport, click on the Transport icon for the Transport you would like to delete and then click the Delete Target button at the top of the screen. Next, click Yes in the Confirm Target Deletion window to confirm the deletion.

Select delete to remove the transport from the data route.

Each Transport Type has its own corresponding configuration. You can find more information about specific Transports in following the link below.

See the complete list of available Transports in the PilotFish Platform.

If you require a Transport not listed on the page linked above, please Contact Us.

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