HTTP sender in Javascript

This blog post is about developing HTTP sender in Mirth, without having to send your data via destination.

Suppose, consider a situation when we need to loop through the incoming message and we have to send/post the message multiple time. Mirth do not have the capability to store the loop content variable and pass that to the destination end. So, if you want to loop through the incoming message and send them to HTTP sender, we need to write the Javascript code in the source transformer.

Imagine, that “output” is the variable that contains the looped contents of information in HL7v2 format, now use the below code to invoke HTTTP sender via javascript.

do {
try {
var data = output;
//Destination URL
destURL = ‘http://localhost:8088/’;
var url = new;
var conn = url.openConnection();
conn.setRequestProperty(“Content-length”, data.length());
conn.setRequestProperty(“Content-type”, “text/plain”);
var outStream = conn.getOutputStream();
var outWriter = new;
// Get response Code (200, 500 etc.)
var respCode = conn.getResponseCode();
// get response body
var response = new XML($(‘RESPONSE’)); // XML response message
var status = response[‘Status’].toString();

if (respCode != 200) {
// Write error to error folder
var stringData = response.toString() + ‘\n’;
FileUtil.write(‘C:/Outbox/Errors/’ + $(‘originalFilename’) + ‘.ERROR_RESPONSE’, false, stringData);
// Return Error to Mirth to move the file to the error folder
return ERROR;
errorCond = ‘false’;
catch(err) {
if(retry > 10) {
channelMap.put(‘RESPONSE’, err);
responseMap.put(‘WEBSVC’, ResponseFactory.getErrorResponse(err))
// Can return ERROR, QUEUED, SENT
// This re-queues the message on a fatal error. I’m doing this since any fatal message may be
// caused by HTTPS connect errors etc. The message will be re-queued
return QUEUED; // Re-queue the message
java.lang.Thread.sleep(6000); // 6 seconds * 10

errorCond = ‘true’;
while (errorCond == ‘true’);

Note : This code should be present inside the for loop or the while loop, so that the specific HL7v2 message will be sent/posted to the destination




Parse SOAP response & send HL7V2 ADT

This channel will explain how to parse the SOAP response which will be received from the webservice endpoint which will be a SOAP XML.

Mirth will fetch this XML, parse the SOAP data and convert it into HL7V2 ADT message and send it to the sender.

Mirth :

Have the below HL7v2 available in the POSTMAN of your system. This message will be received by the Mirth as HTTP listener.

MSH|^~\&|TEST|DH|ADT|DH|201301011226||ADT^A08|HG201001|P|2.3|EVN|A08|201301011223||PID|||MRN04160^7^M12||TEST^JACK^R^||19900903|M||2106-3|No5 AskVAsk Street^^Beta^WH^11136-1020|US|(414)222-9595^^^|(414)123-4597|EN|S||MRN27485987^2^M10|986410430|978974^NC||HIN1|Medicare|CD430677||1|||||||IN2|Medicaid|B025546788||1|||||||PD1|02997173|Data|Data2^20161011^20161111^Enrolled^Other||||02693680|Y|Enrolled|||

We will transform this data to the webservice specified format (XML), and the webservice will send a response like the below:

<S:Envelope xmlns:S=”; xmlns:SOAP-ENV=””&gt;
<ns1:addInformation xmlns:ns2=”http://Getdatawebservice/”&gt;
<ErrorReason>Patient deceased</ErrorReason>

Now, we wanted to take the error reason and send it to the sender as HL7V2 response. To do that, go the the Edit Response tab of this destination, and type as below:

var updateMsg= new XML (msg).toString().replace(/:/g,”)
var newMsg= new XML (updateMsg);

var checkError = newmsg[‘SBody’][‘ns1addInformation ‘][‘send’][‘isError’].toString();
var errorMessage = “Message Sent Successfully”;
var errorMessage = newmsg[‘SBody’][‘ns1addInformation ‘][‘send’][‘ErrorReason’].toString();

Now create another destination and create a MSA segment in the outbound template as follows:


Inside the transformer do the following:

tmp[‘MSH’] = $(‘MSH’);
tmp[‘MSA’][‘MSA.2’][‘MSA.2.1’] = $(‘errorMessage’);

Make the destination as Javascript Writer and copy the following code in the code area part

return connectorMessage.getEncodedData();

Deploy the channel, and send the message from the postman and you will get the response like this

MSA||Patient deceased|||


Happy Integrating !!!!!!!!!!!

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