Fetching Data From APIGEE and pushing into Mirth Via RabbitMQ

This will be a interesting blog post. In this post I will explain the following:

  1. Fetching the data from APIGEE (URL re-routing) in JAVA
  2. Pushing the fetched data from APIGEE and inserting to RabbitMQ queue.
  3. Pull the data from Rabbit MQ with Mirthconnect.


APIGEE is available for both enterprise and normal non-payable version. You can sign into Apigee. There are various purposes and use-cases available to use Apigee but i’m currently using this Apigee as a URL re-routing mechanism.

Take any source of JSON data which can be available free. Sign in to APIGEE and click on API Proxies. In the opening page click on +PROXY button on the right hand side top. This will open a new page with the following information


Once the Above screen appears select the first option “REVERSE PROXY” this will act as a URL re-routing mechanism. You will have a actual URL but you will not use that URL for communicating with the clients instead, you will give one URL which which will be mapped to the original URL.

Click next on selecting the first option. Then you will see the below screen as shown:


In the above screen on Proxy Name you have to fill out the name that you wish to give as a proxy name in the first text box in my case I have provided (vibinces-eval-test). In Proxy Base Path  you need to provide a sub-context of your API name I have provided (apigeejsonprofile). In the Existing API you need to provide the full URL path of existing JSON API. Description is optional field, you can either provide it or not.

Once it is created my url looked like this http://vibinces-eval-test.apigee.net/apigeejsonprofile you might get a URL as well with the name of your choice. In the Security  tab, It is advised to select CORS headers on browse. Because it is always possible to get the cross-origin error when you try to access data from browsers which are not verified properly. Im also using no authorization for the API.


In the Next tab you can see how the data provided is converted to your URL. It is also fascinating that APIGEE provides you two types of URL that can be used both in Testing or BETA and as well as one for PROD.


Now your URL re-router is created. That is if  you hit the URL http://vibinces-eval-test.apigee.net/apigeejsonprofile you can see the JSON data that actually belongs to some other URL.


I’m going to create the below two classes:

  1. FetchJsonFromApigee.java
  2. PushApigeeDataToRabbitMQ.java

1. FetchJsonFromApigee.java:

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;
public class FetchJsonFromApigee {
public static String call_me() throws Exception {
String url = “http://vibinces-eval-test.apigee.net/apigeejsonprofile”;
URL obj = new URL(url);
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestProperty(“User-Agent”, “Mozilla/5.0”);
int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
System.out.println(“Response Code : ” + responseCode);
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in .readLine()) != null) {
} in .close();
System.out.println(“response : ” + response.toString());
return response.toString();
public String sendingMessage() throws Exception {
String pushedJsonMessage = FetchJsonFromApigee.call_me();
return pushedJsonMessage;

2. PushApigeeDataToRabbitMQ.java:

import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException;

import com.rabbitmq.client.Channel;
import com.rabbitmq.client.Connection;
import com.rabbitmq.client.ConnectionFactory;

* @author Vibinchander.V
public class PushApigeeDataToRabbitMQ {
private final static String QUEUE_NAME = “TestQueuing”;

public static void passMessage(String message) throws IOException, TimeoutException {
ConnectionFactory factory = new ConnectionFactory();
Connection connection = factory.newConnection();
Channel channel = connection.createChannel();
channel.queueDeclare(QUEUE_NAME, false, false, false, null);
channel.basicPublish(“”, QUEUE_NAME, null, message.getBytes());
System.out.println(” [x] Sent ‘” + message + “‘”);

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, TimeoutException {
FetchJsonFromApigee getData = new FetchJsonFromApigee();
String passMessage = null;
try {
passMessage = getData.sendingMessage();
} catch (Exception e) {
System.out.println(“Executed Main Method !!!”);

When you run the first class you can see that the data is fetched from APIGEE and pushed into RabbitMQ message queue.

3. Write a JAR file that will pull data from RabbitMQ:

I’m writing the below class. this class will be used inside the Mirth tool which will act as a consumer to pull the data out of RabbitMQ.

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException;

import com.rabbitmq.client.AMQP;
import com.rabbitmq.client.Channel;
import com.rabbitmq.client.Connection;
import com.rabbitmq.client.ConnectionFactory;
import com.rabbitmq.client.Consumer;
import com.rabbitmq.client.DefaultConsumer;
import com.rabbitmq.client.Envelope;
import com.rabbitmq.client.QueueingConsumer;
@author Vibinchander.V
public class QueueConsumer {
 public String returnMessage(String queueName) throws IOException, TimeoutException {
  ConnectionFactory factory = new ConnectionFactory(); 
Connection connection = factory.newConnection(); 
Channel channel = connection.createChannel(); 
channel.queueDeclare(queueName, false, false, false, null); 
boolean noAck = false; 
QueueingConsumer consumerVal = new QueueingConsumer(channel);  channel.basicConsume(queueName, noAck, consumerVal); 
boolean runInfinite = true; 
QueueingConsumer.Delivery delivery = null; 
//while (runInfinite) {  //QueueingConsumer.Delivery delivery; 

try {   
delivery = consumerVal.nextDelivery(); 
} catch (InterruptedException ie)
{   // continue; 
}  //System.out.println(“Message received” + new String(delivery.getBody()));  channel.basicAck(delivery.getEnvelope().getDeliveryTag(), false); 
  return new String(delivery.getBody()); 

Make the above program in a JAR file put this inside the custom lib folder of Mirth. you might have to include other JAR files as well. Inside the Mirth source connector Javascript reader write the below code:

var queueConsumer = new org.envision.queuing.QueueConsumer();
msg = queueConsumer.returnMessage(“TestQueuing”);
return msg;

When you run the first FetchDataFromApigee.java you can see that data will be fetched from Apigee and pushed to RabbitMQ queue and immediately pulled by Mirth consumer.

Happy Integrations!!!!!



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