· Oct 31, 2018

How to export HL7 messages into a file

Hello guys,

I want to be able to export a range of messages from my production (from within a specific date interval), but while digging into intersystems documentation, it isn't giving me any details on how to perform this task.

It teases me saying "Ensemble provides a Message Viewer page for HL7. You can use this page to display, transform, and export HL7 messages (either external files or messages from the Ensemble message archives).", but then there are no signs of further information.

Could you please give me some light shedding on that?


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So I found that it is possible to save single messages using the "HL7 V2.x Message Viewer" which might not be suitable for you if you're looking to export loads of messages.

One option could be to add a new HL7 file out operation, search for your desired messages from the Router you wish to "export" from and then resend them to a new target which can be selected from the Resend messages page.

This won't help you in the short term, but upcoming versions will include a nice feature to export messages from the message search page. For more details, have a look at this presentation from this year's InterSystems Global Summit.

For the short term, most people use the suggestion from @Julian Matthews of adding a new file out business operation and resending the messages to it.