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Old 06-08-2015, 07:31 AM
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Default Channel Writer won't accept new variable

I'm trying to create a Channel Writer destination, and I want to send a file's original filename thru it to the next channel in the chain. In Channel Writer Settings I've been trying to add variable originalFilename in the Message Metadata section, but I can't get it to stick.

When I click on the New button, Mirth creates a default variable called Variable 1. If I replace this with originalFilename, I don't get the "Save Changes" choice in the Channel Tasks menu. I have to make some other arbitrary change to the channel to get "Save Changes" to appear. And even after I save my changes, the next time I open up the channel Destination tab, the variable has reverted to its default name of Variable 1 again. I should add that this doesn't appear to be universal. I have two channels that need this type of destination, and on the other channel I've successfully stored originalFilename, although it didn't take until I saved it a couple of times.

Have I hit a bug, or is something else going on?
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:02 AM
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Since you did not specify, I'll assume you're working with the latest version (3.2.1). I just tested it and everything appears to work fine.

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Old 06-08-2015, 09:53 AM
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Yes, version 3.2.1.

I found a different way to get around this. I created a new 2nd variable (with the default name Variable 2) and then changed the 1st default to originalFilename. After saving my changes I deleted the 2nd variable and saved again. This time the originalFilename designation stayed.
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