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Old 07-23-2010, 02:35 AM
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Question Limitations of Mirth connect

Hi,

Can anyone give me some limitations of mirth connect as i am preparing some documentation on mirth connect...quick reply is highly appreciated..

Thanks in advance..

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:01 AM
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Lightbulb look around this site

My suggestions are to search the forums for "limitations" and you will find some specific examples. Or you could try the Community->Issues link and see if any of those suit your needs.

Someone with more experience might know a list off the top of their head but you could build your own on what you find on this site if you need a quick reply.
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it does not toast bread
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:10 AM
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Hehe, it cook's no coffee ;-)
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The only limitation I'm aware of is support for large files. The limits people here on the forum have noticed are not always the same; I don't know what influences on the limits observed. On our site we have trouble already with files of some 7MB; currently I wouldn't recommend Mirth in our environment if files larger than 5 MB have to be processed.
Large files simply remain there unprocessed, the channel getting unresponsive, even other channels become unmanageable as Administartor seems to get stuck.
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it does not toast bread
Confirmed.
CPU load is low, it won't ever heat up enough for toasting bread on it.

However, you can purchase a stand-alone toaster from the savings made on CPU cooler ...
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Originally Posted by mourisj View Post
Confirmed.
CPU load is low, it won't ever heat up enough for toasting bread on it.

However, you can purchase a stand-alone toaster from the savings made on CPU cooler ...
It might not toast bread, but the old Mirth Pico did look like it might be able to double as a George Foreman grill...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/muychingon/706395896/
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Hi,
I think that Mirth Connect has one huge limitation when it lacks the possibility to
use a temporary file during file transfer (FileWriter, FTP, SFTP), and then rename/move the file when the transfer is complete.
If you are sending files to a system where you don't have any control, I can not see how you can guarantee that the remote system will not be consuming partial files.
Every integration tool I have used (=many) has this feature.
Why not Mirth ?
Apart from that I really like Mirth, and I would use it much more in production without the limitation.
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Hi,
I think that Mirth Connect has one huge limitation when it lacks the possibility to
use a temporary file during file transfer (FileWriter, FTP, SFTP), and then rename/move the file when the transfer is complete.
If you are sending files to a system where you don't have any control, I can not see how you can guarantee that the remote system will not be consuming partial files.
Every integration tool I have used (=many) has this feature.
Why not Mirth ?
Apart from that I really like Mirth, and I would use it much more in production without the limitation.
/ Lars-Göran Sjögren
System integrator
County Council of Norrbotten
Sweden
If you could be a little more clear with the exact feature you want I definitely encourage it as a feature request in our JIRA. We are generally quick about adding features users see as limitations.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:14 AM
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As all file based connectors use the name of the final file when creating it, there is a danger of concurrent access if the receiving application does not check for a minimum age of the file.

Two common solutions exist for this :
a) create a file using a name beeing outside the namespace wich was negotiated with the receiving application
b) use the final file, but create a so called "semaphore file" when the data file ist complete.

the second one is a bit outdated, since rename is an atomic function for all OS's

Therefore the most widespread approach is writing to the data file, using a temporary filename, and rename it when writing is finished.

Nevertheless, the handling of semaphore files for inbound connectors is neccessary for some elder systems.

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