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Just looking for a few opinions from other cloverleaf users. We are currently implementing a new interface that will pick up hl7 lab messages and route to other application. 99 % of our interfaces are configured as tcpip or hl7 mlp_tcpip and all work well.
This new interface (which we are currently testing) has been configured by the supplier to disconnect and only reconnect when messages are available to send which means that our interface thread for this new interface is constantly in an “opening state” as the new supplier’s api is constantly disconnecting when it has finished sending a message.
The supplier has said that this is quite common but not one of our existing live tcpip interfaces works this way. All our interfaces are constantly up and only go to opening if the connection is lost e.g the api is disconnected.
I can see this interface being a problem in the future. During testing, when I cant make a connection it is hard to know where the problem lies, as the thread will only be up while messages are going through.
I would prefer to have this new API connected and UP at all times, but just looking for opinions from others?
Thanks in advance
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