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ED Coder · May 13, 2021

Incoming http messages setup

I need some help. I have a requirement where HL7 messages will be sent through http. I am trying to read through the documentation & want some guidance.

The client is asking for a URL. So should I simply send the Ensemble url to them? Does the message structure change? How does Ensemble handle incoming http messages? Do I just create a http business service and it should come across fine?

Has anyone done a project with http? Would love some information on how it worked for you

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Hey ED Coder.

You should be able to just use the EnsLib.HL7.Service.HTTPService class for your Service, and then the request can be sent to the port you define as you would for any other HL7 inbound. You can also then specify the message schema in the same way. 

The "url" you provide can be the IP of the machine with the port afterwards. For example, I just set up an inbound on a dev environment and then sent a message from Insomnia.

I sent it as a post to http://IP:PORT with the HL7 message as the content of the HTTP body: