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Using the Enterprise Message Bank

This chapter describes how to use the Enterprise Message Bank. The Enterprise Message Bank is an optional remote archiving facility where you can collect messages, Event Log items, and search table entries from multiple Ensemble client productions. It consists of the following components:

  • The Message Bank server, which is a specialized Ensemble production consisting exclusively of a Message Bank service that receives submissions from any number of client productions.

  • A client operation (the Message Bank operation) that you add to an Ensemble production and configure with the address of a Message Bank server.

To access the Message Bank pages from the Message Bank server or from any configured client, click Ensemble, Configure, and Message Bank Link. To query and view the Message Bank server, click Ensemble, Configure, and Enterprise Systems and then click the link to Message Bank Viewer or Message Bank Event Log.

The Message Bank Viewer page is similar to the Message Viewer page. For general information on using this page, see “Browsing the Messages,” earlier in this book.

On this page, when you resend messages, optionally select a value for Target Client. By default, the message is sent to its original client, but you can send it to a different client.

To improve efficiency, you can restrict the search to a single client by using the Message Bank Client filter. This allows Ensemble to optimize searches with filters using message create times by using the system ID index.

The Message Bank Event Log page is similar to the Event Log page. For general information on using this page, see “Viewing the Event Log,” earlier in this book.

For an introduction and information on defining the Enterprise Message Bank, which is a specialized Ensemble production, see Developing Ensemble Productions. For information on configuring it, see Configuring Ensemble.

For an overview of the Enterprise Message Viewer and the Enterprise Message Bank, see Viewing Messages from Other Namespaces.

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