What Response From does is control which responses from a call to an operation (or another component) are returned to the business service that called the router. By default the router won't return the response to the service, but setting Response From will enable responses to be returned from specific operations (or * for all operations). This is how you can control which response gets sent back to the service in a case when a router calls multiple operations. If multiple responses match the Response From setting, then only the first response will be returned to the service.

Response Target Config Names allows you to specify additional components (beyond the service that called the router) that should receive a copy of the response that came back from the operation. So you could send a copy of an ACK or other response to another operation for some reason.

All of this is probably moot, because I'm guessing your service doesn't need to receive a response.

In terms of the NULL responses, these shouldn't become orphans -- the fact that they appear in the message trace tells us that the production knows which session they belong to so they should get deleted along with the rest of the session.

Absolutely. You can do this with two assign actions:

First assign action moves the stream pointer to the end of the stream content:

The second assign action writes our new content to the end of the stream:

And an extra note of explanation: what we're actually doing with these assigns is calling a method in the request class, which returns a status code, and assigning that status code to a temporary variable. It would be best to check this status code to see if there was an error, but I haven't added that here to keep things simple.

The PassthroughService will place the file contents in a stream, insert that stream into an Ens.StreamContainer object and send that to the Business Process. So Ens.StreamContainer, and the stream that it contains, is what your Business Process code will need to work with.

See this page for information on working with streams. Streams are different than simple strings and require using stream-specific methods for reading and writing content into the stream.

Unless you have a specific reason to write your business process in ObjectScript, I would recommend that you create a BPL-based business process using the visual BPL editor. There are more details here on creating business processes.

A few questions that will help us to understand better:
- Which business service are you using? Is it custom or out-of-the-box?
- If the service is custom, what type of object is it sending to the Business Process?
- What type of Business Process are you using? Is it BPL, ObjectScript, or a router using routing rules?

This section in the docs discusses business processes and routers. You could use either one -- routing rules tend to be faster/easier to create.

Basically, your business process or routing rule would create a notification message and send it to a business operation. The process/router could construct the notification message directly or could call a data transformation that would create the notification message.

The operation would send the notification to an external system. One example would be to use an email operation to send the notification to an email server.

Our online learning portal also has some courses that cover these topics:

Integration Architecture

Building a Message Router

Building BPL Business Processes

Data Transformations Basics