MESSAGE ROUTING - IBM Mainframe

The message routing facility of BMS allows your application program to send data to terminals other than the terminal initiated the transaction. Output data may be directed to one or more terminals, including the terminal, which initiated the transaction. You can direct a message to individual terminals or to individual users or to a certain group of users and you can even specify that a message to be delivered at a particular time of day or after a specified time interval has elapsed. The concept of message routing is shown in the following figure.

BMS Message Routing Concept

BMS Message Routing Concept

The application programming process for message routing consists of several steps:

  • Defining which terminals is to receive the data (Route list).
  • Establishing the routing environment (By executing the ROUTE COMMAND).
  • Building the message with output commands (SEND MAP or SEND TEXT)
  • Completing the message with the SEND PAGE Command. This process is illustrated in the following figure.

Application Programming Steps for Message Routing

Application Programming Steps for Message Routing

The route logical message is built using SEND MAP or SEND TEXT commands, followed by a SEND PAGE command. The message is delivered based on the options you specify in the ROUTE command, which establishes the routing environment.


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