MQ API Exerciser
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What ever happened to the MQ API Exerciser?
I have used this tool in prior versions of WebSphere MQ and I can't find it in WebSphere MQ V7. My mistake it is included in V7, but it's hard to find.
I have installed WebSphere MQ many times, and like most people, I just zoom through the installation process by using the path of least resistance. I was rushing to get WebSphere MQ V7 installed, and after the installation was complete, I started looking for the MQ API Exerciser; I finally found it under the WebSphere MQ Explorer.
So, if you are looking for the MQ API Exerciser, go to the WebSphere MQ Explorer and click "Help", then select "Welcome" and you will find it listed under the "Get Started" section. You might also be interested in some of the other information on this page.
If you have never used this tool, it is a great way to play with the MQ API. To get started, just define a test queue manager, and one or two queues. Then you can use standard verbs like: connect, disconnect, open, close, put, get, and the advanced options for each of these API calls. Test some of the advanced options and you quickly learn what works, and what fails.
Figure 1 - Several successful calls (click image to enlarge)
Figure 2 - Advanced options (Click image to enlarge)
Note: The MQ API Exerciser program is called amqapi.exe, and it can be found in the bin directory - C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere MQ\bin.