Jan 04

Every now and then a situation may arise where a message sent to a downstream system is rejected or a message arriving from an external system, is rejected. Some of the possible issue could be “fixable” and others not. If message is “fixable”, in the sense that its content or structure can be modified and the re-submitted modified message will be accepted, then the operator must follow the steps necessary to extract, repair and resubmit the message. In other circumstances it may be necessary to resubmit a specific batch of messages to an external system, for a particular time period or of particular kind.

In this article we will walk through the process of externalizing a message, “fixing” it and resubmitting it for processing. We will also briefly touch on other uses of the resubmit utility.

More details on the technical aspects of this topic can be found in the Oracle “Technical Note: 11g_005 Command-Line Utilities”, section “Resubmit Utility”, available at http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@otn/documents/webcontent/326860.pdf.

This article assumes that the reader has the SOA Suite for healthcare integration environment with all necessary components installed and ready to use. The Bill of Materials for such an environment and a discussion on where the components can be obtained is provided in the earlier article, “SOA Suite for healthcare integration Series – Overview of the Development Environment”, to be found at http://blogs.czapski.id.au/2012/08/soa-suite-for-healthcare-integration-series-overview-of-the-development-environment.

This article assumes that the reader completed the solution discussed in the earlier article, “SOA Suite for healthcare integration Series – Exception Handling – Processing Endpoint Errors”, to be found at http://blogs.czapski.id.au/2013/01/soa-suite-for-healthcare-integration-series-exception-handling-processing-endpoint-errors.  

The complete article is available at http://blogs.czapski.id.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/SOASuiteHCI_ch11_ExternaliseRepairAndResubmit_v0.1.0.pdf.

Data files used in this article series are available at:

ADT_A01_broken_1.hl7 – http://blogs.czapski.id.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ADT_A01_broken_1.zip – this file contains a single ADT A01 transaction, in which the EVN segment’s name is rbroken, making the message invalid. This message is used in the article “SOA Suite for healthcare integration Series – Exception Handling – Processing Endpoint Errors” for testing exception handling
ADT_A01_output_1.hl7 – http://blogs.czapski.id.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ADT_A01_output_1.zip – this file contains a single ADT A01 transaction
ADT_A03_output_1.hl7 – http://blogs.czapski.id.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ADT_A03_output_1.zip – this file contains a single ADT A03 transaction
ADT_A01_output_5099.hl7 – http://blogs.czapski.id.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ADT_A01_output_5099.zip – this file 5099 ADT A01 transactions, separated by \r\r\n, or Carriage Return, Carriage Return and New Line


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