Messages and Flows

Messages and Flows


As you can see in the flow of the interface, we use 2 Analyze Wiretaps. So we sent some messages to Analyze. Now we take a look at Analyze to see what has been registered. We first select the type Messages, this looks like the window below.

We selected no specific filters, other then a date and time filter. As you can see the data is presented. But without any relation to each other. 

Double click on a message and you will see the selected message in detail. You can also click on the header of the colums to select the sort order of the messages. For instance, click on the Component column header.

As you can see the column Component is sorted. The next thing you have to pay attention to, are the values of Interface, Flow and Component. These values are automatically created by the system. Because we did not give them a value, when adding the Analyze Wiretap in the Constructor. Sender en Service have no value and are left empty by the system. No values were created here.  

Showing detailed information

To see a message in detail, select the message and double click on it. An overlay will open with detailed information about the message.

Now you see the detailed information about this message. The screen is divided into 3 parts: a part for the details of the message, a part with the headers, and a part with the message itself 

As you can see, this is a summary of the information we showed in the overview of the messages.

Below these details, you can find the header information. This information is added by the system and can be used in many different ways.

These are the headers of the ConnectMessage.

You can see the message itself, as part of the selected Message Part. Messages can have more than one part, as SOAP messages for instance often do. You can select the part of the message by selecting it via the selection box at the top right of the screen


The message will be shown in a viewer, like this:

At the bottom on the right, you will see a number of buttons  .

Button Description
When you push this button, you will open a secondary tab within your browser with the exact same information you have now on you screen. We implemented this to let you have an overview of more than one message a a time in detail. 

With this button you can download the message, shown in the viewer. The message will be packed as a .zip file and presented to you for download. 

You can email the message to any email address you like. Select this button and a secondary screen will pop up.

Fill in the fields and push the send button. The message will be send. 

When you push this button, you will close the detail window.



If you select the type Flows, which is the default overview, you will be presented with the following information:

As you can see, we have a few ID's on the screen, Eacht of these flows can have one or more messages each, as we saw in the messages overview. 

Showing more flow information

If you double click on the flow you want to see, you will be presented with the details of the flow. You will see all messages of the flow, in the order of which they were going through the flow, i.e.:

In our example you will see two messages in this flow, first a consumer message, followed by a service message. These messages are in consistency with the example interface as described above. Now we can select more detailed information by double clicking on one of the rows in this screen. The detailed information will be shown to you. This is the same information as in the messages detail screen. There is one exception on the screen. This detail screen has two extra buttons, .

As we have opened the Consumer message, which is the first in line,  you can click on the  button to go to the next message of the flow. If there is a previous message available, the  will be activated and you can select the previous message. 

Using the filter with messages and flows

In the filter section of the screen you can setup the filter for the overview of the messages and flows. The data for these filters will be a selection over all the data in the datatabase. 

If we use this filter on the above selection, it looks like this:

Press on the  button to excecute the filter.

The result on the screen will look like 



As of version 3.5.0 we added permalinks to the messages.As you open in the flow overview a flow you will now get a link direct beneeth the messages. It looks like this:

You can select the HTTPS URL and copy it in your clipboard. When using this permalink, you will be directed to this flow in analyze. Security is still in place, zo you have to login if you are using another browser of if you use it from within an email for instance.

This permalink is also implemented at the message detail overview. Check the last paragraph.

If you select this permalink, you will be redirected to this message.