Stuart Byrne · Oct 15, 2017

HL7 Email Operation

Dear All,

I'm to create a HL7 business operation that uses the Enslib.Email.OutboundAdapter  to create and use AttachStream() to create a file attachment of the HL7 contents, using the RawContent property of a Enslib.HL7.Message.

The class compiles okay, however   when I send a message to the class I get the following error:

Event Log


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Text:ERROR <Ens>ErrException: <INVALID OREF>zCopyFrom+2 ^%Library.AbstractStream.1 -- logged as '-'
number - @''
Logged:2017-10-15 00:15:41.566
  • $$^zMessageHeaderHandler+198 ^CUH.Oper.HL7Email.1 +2
  • $$^zOnTask+42^Ens.Host.1 +1
  • DO^zStart+62^Ens.Job.1 +2

I have a genuine email in the recipient (my address) and the SMTP server is the same as we use for our email alerts.

Please could someone assist.

/// A class to send HL7 messages as email attachements
Class CUH.Oper.HL7Email Extends (Ens.BusinessOperation, EnsLib.HL7.Operation.BatchStandard)

Parameter ADAPTER = "EnsLib.EMail.OutboundAdapter";

Property Adapter As EnsLib.EMail.OutboundAdapter;

Parameter INVOCATION = "Queue";

Method OnMessage(pinput As EnsLib.HL7.Message, pResponse As Ens.Response) As %Status
 Set mail = ##class(%Net.MailMessage).%New()

 Set mail.Charset = "iso-8859-1" 
 Set mail.Subject = "HL7 Message Test"
 Set mail.TextData = "Hl7 Message Test"
 Set tSC = mail.AttachStream(pinput.RawContent,..Filename,1,"iso-8859-1") If $$$ISERR(tSC) Quit tSC


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RawContent is a string, from docs:

The raw text content of the document. Note that this is a truncated version suitable for use in SQL results and visual inspection, but not a complete or definitive representation of the document.

To get  message as a stream use OutputToIOStream method in EnsLib.HL7.Message class.

Hi Eduard,

Thank you for your suggestion. I am having trouble getting the OutputToIOStream method to work.

The code I have used in addition to the above is;

 set AttachementStream = pRequest.OutputToIOStream(pIOStream,..Separators,"",1)
 Set tSC = mail.AttachStream(AttachementStream,..Filename,1,"iso-8859-1") If $$$ISERR(tSC) Quit tSC

When I try and pass a HL7 message to the operation I get the following error:

ERROR <Ens>ErrException: <UNDEFINED>zOnMessage+5 ^CUH.Oper.HL7Email.1 *pIOStream -- logged as '-'
number - @'
set AttachementStream = pRequest.OutputToIOStream(pIOStream,..Separators,"",1)'

I am new to handling streams and the documentation isn't helping it make things clearer.

You should init pIOStream:

Set pIOStream=##Class(%IO.StringStream).%New()

Thank you again Eduard.

I added the set and found a new error:

ERROR <Ens>ErrException: <INVALID OREF>zCopyFrom+2 ^%Library.FileCharacterStream.1 -- logged as '-'
number - @''

Logged: 2017-10-16 12:46:52.131

Source: HL7-2-Email

Session: 1680693

Job: 8932

Class: CUH.Oper.HL7Email

Method: MessageHeaderHandler

Trace: (none)

•$$^zMessageHeaderHandler+198 ^CUH.Oper.HL7Email.1 +2
•$$^zOnTask+42^Ens.Host.1 +1
•DO^zStart+62^Ens.Job.1 +2
I can't see what not's being referenced at this point.  I've had a look at the class and believe to be referencing everything correctly.

As you can see in the documentation, method OutputToIOStream returns a status and not a stream (first argument - a stream is written to in this method), so you should write:

Set pIOStream = ##Class(%IO.StringStream).%New()
Set tSC = pRequest.OutputToIOStream(pIOStream,..Separators,"",1)
Quit:$$$ISERR(tSC) tSC
Set tSC = mail.AttachStream(pIOStream,..Filename,1,"iso-8859-1")
Quit tSC

Thank you Eduard.  This works well now.

I'll make sure I declare everything next time.

I wonder Do I need to call on the recipient, cc, bcc and from details in the adapter settings?