Mirth Connect Advanced Topics Webcast

Mirth Connect Advanced Topics Webcast

We recently held a webcast on Advanced Topics on the Mirth Connect Interface engine, where we covered some of the more advanced features and techniques available in Mirth, including performance and security optimization, JavaScript and SQL coding best practices, and also some strategies for long-term maintenance and upkeep. Today we would like to share a recording of that webcast, along with the slides used, answers to some of the questions we received, and some extra content you can use to continue learning about Mirth.

Webcast Recording


Q: Is there a way to easily tell which channels are dependent on a particular code template?

Yes there is a way. In the more recent versions of Mirth, you are asked to select which code templates are enabled for each channel. If you click on the code template library, you’ll see this appear in the right side of your screen as pictured in this screenshot. Any checked channels signify ones dependent on the code templates within this code template library.

Mirth Connect Code Template Dependencies for Channels

Q: When populating channel settings with variables, when should you use GlobalMap versus a ConfigMap?

This is mostly a matter of preference, just like how you can create transformers using either a Mapper step or a JavaScript step to accomplish the same objective of mapping a variable.

For creating variables to use in channels settings, you could also do this in two ways. Without using any JavaScript code, you could create the variables in the Settings > Configuration Map screen. Or, you could create them using JavaScript code in the Global Scripts screen. Either way, you can use the variables in your channel settings with the ${variablename} syntax.

The advantage to using the latter approach is that you can dynamically customize how the variable gets defined if you use JavaScript for it. In the example we did for our Environment Strategies slide of our webinar, we were dynamically setting a variable’s value based on other conditions, which we could do thanks to the flexibility coding it in JavaScript offers.

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