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From Gordon Sim <g...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Subject Filtering with Queues
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:58:27 GMT
On 06/05/2014 11:27 PM, Chris Wj wrote:
> It seems that subject filtering with queues is not working in the current
> qpid implementations. What is the recommended way to simulate this
> behavior? I am used to AMQP 0.9.1 and I am very unfamiliar with creating
> such filtering behavior with QPID. I would like to programmatically
> establish queues and set it up so that receivers can specify a key/subject
> that matches messages. I'm primarily using Python and would like to keep
> things as cross platform as possible.

With the qpid.messaging API (which I assume is what you are using?), you 
can specify an address for your receiver in the form <exchange>/<key> 
and the library will create a queue for you and bind it to the specified 
exchange with the specified key.

So e.g. creating  a receiver for 'amq.topic/abc' will then receive 
messages sent to amq.topic with the routing key being abc.

If you want you can control the 'subscription queue' created in more 
detail by specifying some link options.

E.g. 'amq.topic/abc; {link:{name:my-queue}}'

would mean the queue was given the name my-queue. Further you can 
specify details of the declare used to create the queue if needed.

E.g. 'amq.topic/abc; {link:{name:my-queue, x-declare:{auto-delete:False, 

In these examples, the filtering is applied to messages coming through 
the exchange, before they are enqueued.

If on the other hand you use an address where the 'node' is a queue, 
i.e. <queue>/<key>, then for receivers the key will not have any effect 
with the current qpid.messaging. That pattern implies filtering by 
subject on the messages after the have been enqueued. [It is now 
supported by the c++ qpid::messaging (when used with qpidd, the c++ 
broker), but not by the python qpid.messaging equivalent.]

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