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TIBCO BW and EMS Integration

Tibco Bw And Ems Integration
Tibco Bw And Ems Integration
Tibco Bw And Ems Integration 9

TIBCO BW supports many different integration methods and hundreds of connectors that allow you to connect to any possible source. But truth must be told, EMS is one of the standard connectors you need to enable. That’s why TIBCO BW and EMS usually goes together when it comes to a proper Integration Platform.

JMS Support for TIBCO BW is out of the box, but like any other JMS implementation, you need to provide the client libraries to establish a real connection.

To do that, since TIBCO BW 6, a simple way is provided to simplify that process, and this is what we are going to cover in this article.

Problem description

The first thing is to know that you need to do something and the most important thing is to learn to understand what kind of error is related to this problem. You could find two different errors depending on where you are testing this: design-time or runtime.

If we are talking about a runtime issue, you can see a trace similar to this one:

2022-06-02T13:27:15,867 ERROR [pool-13-thread-2] c.t.b.thor.runtime.model.Constituent - The following error has occurred for "name: test-app version: 1.0.0.qualifier bundle name: test-app " which needs to be resolved.
2022-06-02T13:27:15,878 ERROR [pool-13-thread-2] c.t.b.thor.runtime.model.Constituent - TIBCO-BW-FRWK-600053: Failed to initialize BW Component [ComponentStarter].
<CausedBy> com.tibco.bw.core.runtime.api.BWEngineException: TIBCO-BW-CORE-500232: Failed to initialize BW Component [ComponentStarter], Application [test-app:1.0] due to activity initialization error.
<CausedBy> com.tibco.bw.core.runtime.ActivityInitException: TIBCO-BW-CORE-500408: Failed to initialize the ProcessStarter activity [JMSReceiveMessage] in process [com.test.Starter], module [test-app] **due to unexpected activity lifecycle error.**
**<CausedBy> java.lang.NullPointerException**

Each time you see a java.lang.NullPointerExceptionrelated to a JMS Receive activity, you can be sure the issue is related to the installation of the drivers.

If we are talking about Design-time, you will see the same error when you are trying to start a Run or Debug session, but additional you will see the following error when you are testing a JMS Connection Resource, as you can see in the picture below:

Tibco Bw And Ems Integration

Installation Process

The installation process is quite simple, but you need access to an EMS installation or at least a disk location with the clients stored. If you already have that, you just need to go to the following location:

 TIBCO_HOME/bw/<version>/bin

Where TIBCO_HOME is the installation folder for the BusinessWorks application, and version is the minor version format (such as 6.7, 2.7, 6.8, and so on).

At this location, you will run the following command:

 ./bwinstall ems-driver

This will start and ask for the location of the client libraries, as you can see in the picture below:

Tibco Bw And Ems Integration

And after that, it will do the process of installing it will end with the BUILD SUCCESSFULL output. And after that point, you will need to restart the Business Studio or the runtime components (such as AppNodes or bwagent) to have the configuration applied.

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