Oliver Wilms · Mar 26, 2020 1m read

Iris Contest FileMailer Application


I got the idea for this application, because for my work we have a process that currently uses legacy Vista code called MailMan to transfer files using email. I thought I could create a process in HealthConnect (IRIS Interoperability) to replace the need for having the legacy code. I have seen File Passthrough and TCP Passthrough Operations that can transfer a stream (file content) into a file or through TCP connection. I did not find Email Passthrough Operation, so I decided to create it. It receives request with a stream that has the content of the file. I want it to send an email message where the file content goes into the body of the message.

Challenge was I could not send email from my IRIS container, because I have no email server yet. Today I got a different error when I worked on my laptop (not Docker) which I posted to the community.

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I could not send an email from my Iris container. I created a TestProduction for testing my production. I added a lot of debug statements logging what happens in FileMaker into ^TESTdmlss. Try running the FileMailer application (follow instructions in Read me) and review ^TESTdmlss by typing ZW ^TESTdmlss.

Thanks to all who put on this contest. It motivated me to get my hands on Docker. Unfortunately I chose a bad topic for my application. I have no mail server to send my email. I tried to work with TCP because that is an alternate solution to a problem I am working on at my regular job. With default steps, I have no ports open to work with local tcp connections. I developed unit testing production for my contest application. I got an error in container that I did not get outside. I learned a lot this week while working on this. It is great if someone can work on what they enjoy doing and enjoy their work. That's me, happy!

Oliver! Thank you very much for participating! There will be more contests!

But have you tried with Mailinator? I think it's very suitable for such cases.