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TIBCO BusinessWorks 6.0 release announcement

Details here – http://www.tibco.com/company/news/releases/2014/press1337.jsp

AN upcoming webinar which you can register – http://forms2.tibco.com/webinar-amx-bw6-q314.html?utm_medium=pr&utm_term=bw6pagepr&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=bw6apr14

It will use Eclipse IDE – this means more seamless usage of TFS via the eclipse-TFS plug in. It is a relief as I am not a big fan of the TFS integration capabilities of TIBCO BW Designer at this point.

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TIBCO BusinessEvents 5.1 Studio– JMS Test connection failed

Just in case you are facing JMS Test connection failure issue even with the latest version of BusinessEvents (At this point I have version 5.1), follow the below steps :-

1) Copy the following jar files to the below location :-

jar files :-
jms.jar
tibjms.jar

Location where the JAR files need to be copied:-
%BE_HOME%/be/5.1/lib/ext/tpcl

Note – In my BE installation, I didn’t find the above jar files, I copied them from other TIBCO products installation folders.

2) Set the path in the studio.tra file :-
location of the Studio.tra file :-
%BE_HOME%\be\5.1\studio\eclipse\configuration\Studio.tra
Where the path needs to set:-

Look for the “studio.extended.classpath” in the studio.tra file and set the path for the jar files after the existing paths. Something like this (added line is highlighted in bold) :-

studio.extended.classpath=%BE_HOME%/hotfix/lib/ext/tpcl;%BE_HOME%/lib/ext/tpcl;%AS_HOME%/lib;
%HAWK_HOME%/lib
;%BE_HOME%/be/5.1/lib/ext/tpcl/jms.jar;%BE_HOME%/be/5.1/lib/ext/tpcl/tibjms.jar

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Tibco BusinessWorks – BW-JDBC-100034 "Configuration Test Failed. Exception [com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException] occurred. com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset

Ashish Gupta

BW-JDBC-100034 “Configuration Test Failed. Exception [com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException] occurred. com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset

<ns1:JDBCSQLException xmlns:ns1 = “http://schemas.tibco.com/bw/plugins/jdbc/5.0/jdbcExceptions“>
<msg>”JDBC error reported: (SQLState = 08S01) – com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset ClientConnectionId:396457ef-182e-4ddb-8b50-57541ce45b3b”</msg>
<msgCode>BW-JDBC-100014</msgCode>
<sqlState>08S01</sqlState>
<detailStr>com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset ClientConnectionId:396457ef-182e-4ddb-8b50-57541ce45b3b</detailStr>
</ns1:JDBCSQLException>

I saw this issue in a Tibco BusinessWorks application using a SQL JDBC Driver 4.0 to connect to a SQL server 2008 R2 server. However, I believe that this could happen with any application written in Java/.NET using JDBC driver 4.0 connecting to SQL server 2008 R2 server.

:- Check If at least Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 is installed on the SQL server. If not, install it. If SP2 or Higher (e.g. SP3) is already installed and you still see the same issue – problem is something else.

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Connect to the server from the SQL Management Studio and execute the below query :-

SELECT @@VERSION.
You should see the SP2 as…

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TIBCO Cloud Bus – At a glance and more….

In the below screenshot, look at the URL closely and you will notice the highlighted Amazon AWS.
Yes – this is the TIBCO Classic Administrator hosted on TIBCO Cloud Bus which leverages Amazon Web Services for Its cloud computing platform. If this catches your attention – read on…..

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TIBCO Cloud Bus is a subscription-based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS). What? Another “As-A-Service” buzzword?  Simply put – iPaaS allows integration between cloud to cloud applications and also between cloud to on-premises applications. Cloud to on-premises application integration is important  because financial services companies which need to follow many security and regulatory compliances might need to keep some applications in house on as well as want to keep other applications hosted on TIBCO Cloud bus with seamless integration between on premises and cloud apps.

Hosting the apps on cloud means you don’t need your IT infrastructure team to set up an environment for you to deploy your application. In TIBCO cloud bus, you can provision your own TIBCO environment in really really short time before you quickly deploy your applications.
TIBCO Cloud bus can increase/decrease the number of machines that sit behind the services. It knows what the load on the application is and then automatically increase/decrease the horsepower required for the application.

For the connectivity from the TIBCO Cloud Bus to on premise TIBCO infrastructure , TIBCO Cloud Bus has to connect through VPN gateway from the public cloud to company’s datacenter. This would involve setting up VPN tunnel at company’s end which may involve company’s IT as well.

At the time of writing this, I have two areas to be research in TIBCO Cloud Bus. Will edit this post when I have done some more research – hopefully with some answers.
1) Cost Effectiveness
How cost effective is TIBCO Cloud bus VS on-premises TIBCO setup over a longer period of time? Why an organization won’t continue to grow on in-control on-premises infrastructure to host TIBCO services rather than using TIBCO cloud bus If it is not saving costs over a period of time. Need some case studies and statistics.

2) Security
How TIBCO Cloud Bus addresses the security concerns when It comes to hosting all the apps on the cloud OR integration between on-premises applications and cloud applications? Need some case studies.
 
All said and done, IMHO, we must acknowledge that cloud computing NOT just a buzzword anymore now. Its for real and here to stay. So when TIBCO, one of the leaders in integration and middleware industry has something to offer in this space, we just need to keep an eye on it – if not necessarily adopting the offering immediately.

If you are already bored of reading, try TIBCO Cloud Bus yourself (30 days trial) – If you need help in that, I have some help below. I have steps-by-step instructions on how to set up a TIBCO Cloud Bus environment below. Good Luck and Happy Learning!

Setting up a TIBCO Cloud Bus environment

Note :- For below steps,use Mozilla Firefox for browsing the Cloud Bus If you can. – I have seen issues in IE/Chrome.

1) Go to cloudbus.tibco.com.

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2) Enter your TIBCO Access Point credentials. If you are not registered there, register at tap.tibco.com and use the same login and password here.

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3) If you have the TIBCO BW installed in your machine. You already have the development environment and you can skip this step. If you don’t, you can download the installers. Click on Develop > TIBCO Cloud Bus Designer (Windows 64-bit) [If you have 64-bit windows installed]

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The TIBCO Cloud Business Designer has following in it.

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a) Extract the zip file.
b) Open the silent file, Install-Designer.silent, in a text editor.
c) Review the license files in the license folder. If you accept the licenses, change the <acceptLicense> entry key to true in the silent file.
d) Change the <installPackageDirectory> entry key to your extracted temporary folder: C:\temp\TIB_tcb-designer_1.0.0_win_x86_64
e) Optionally update the values for the <installationRoot> and <environmentName> keys.
f) Save the silent file.
g) Run the installer: Install-Designer.cmd
h) After the installation is complete, start TIBCO Designer from the Windows Startup menu: Choose All Programs > TIBCO > Cloud Environment > TIBCO Designer 5.8.

4) Click on the deploy button to see the highlighted “Skyway” button.

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5) Click on “Cloud Bus Starter Template” link to provision the BW, EMS and admin stack.

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6) See more information on the stack we are going to provision

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7) Clicking on “Proceed with Provisioning” will ask you to complete the required fields.

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8) Click on Edit

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9) I put the below values and click on Apply Button. Then click on the “Proceed with Provisioning” button.

Fields

Values

Stack Name

AshishTibcoCloudBus

TIBCO Domain Name

TibcoAdminOnCloud

TIBCO Domain User

Admin

TIBCO Domain password

ashish@123

EMS user

Admin

EMS password

admin

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10) Initializing stack

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11) Click Start to initialize the stack

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12) Stack provisioning started

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13) Stack is running

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14) If you click on the “Tibco Admin URL” link above, the Tibco Admin is opened in a separate window.
That’s right – this TIBCO admin is running on cloud.
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15) That’s it – you can deploy any TIBCO App to TIBCO Cloud bus as just like you did on your on-premises infrastructure – Just like I did – shown in the below screenshot.
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Unable to deploy Tibco BW application after configuring Tibco BW Process Monitor – ERROR – [TRA-000000] StreamGobbler(ERROR) : data = java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/tibco/processmonitor/client/run Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.tibco.processmonitor.client.run

As a part of Tibco BusinessWorks Process monitor, one needs to add following properties to the bwengine.tra file in the Tibco BusinessWorks machine.

#BW ProcessMonitor properties
java.start.class=com.tibco.processmonitor.client.run
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/logMode=complete
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/useJNDI=true
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/useQueues=true
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/destination=bwpm
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/enabled=true
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/user=admin
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/password=
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/server=tibjmsnaming\://My_EMS_IPAddress\:7222
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/contextFactory=com.tibco.tibjms.naming.TibjmsInitialContextFactory
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/JMS/connectionFactory=QueueConnectionFactory
tibco.clientVar.nJAMS/DataProvider/EngineLog/enabled=false

Added the above and after that I couldn’t deploy any BW application in our Tibco Administrator. The tsm.log showed the below error each time I attempted to deploy an application.

[TRA-000000] StreamGobbler(ERROR) : data = java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/tibco/processmonitor/client/run Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.tibco.processmonitor.client.run [TRA-000000] StreamGobbler(ERROR) : data = java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/tibco/processmonitor/client/run Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.tibco.processmonitor.client.run at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)  at ava.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

The first line of the list of properties we added to the bwengine.tra has following :-
java.start.class=com.tibco.processmonitor.client.run
Of course – It was
bwengine was not to find that class. Started looking into which jar would contain this file and It turns out to be bwpm.jar which comes as a part of BWPM install package.

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Adding that bwpm.jar to C:\tibco\bw\5.10\lib resolved the issue and I could deploy BW apps to BW classic admin without any issues.

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Tibco BusinessWorks – BW-JDBC-100034 "Configuration Test Failed. Exception [com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException] occurred. com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset

 

BW-JDBC-100034 “Configuration Test Failed. Exception [com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException] occurred. com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset

<ns1:JDBCSQLException xmlns:ns1 = “http://schemas.tibco.com/bw/plugins/jdbc/5.0/jdbcExceptions“>
<msg>”JDBC error reported: (SQLState = 08S01) – com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset ClientConnectionId:396457ef-182e-4ddb-8b50-57541ce45b3b”</msg>
<msgCode>BW-JDBC-100014</msgCode>
<sqlState>08S01</sqlState>
<detailStr>com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Connection reset ClientConnectionId:396457ef-182e-4ddb-8b50-57541ce45b3b</detailStr>
</ns1:JDBCSQLException>

I saw this issue in a Tibco BusinessWorks application using a SQL JDBC Driver 4.0 to connect to a SQL server 2008 R2 server. However, I believe that this could happen with any application written in Java/.NET using JDBC driver 4.0 connecting to SQL server 2008 R2 server.

Solution :- Check If at least Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 2  is installed on the SQL server. If not, install it. If SP2 or Higher (e.g. SP3) is already installed and you still see the same issue – problem is something else.

How to check If at least SP2 is installed?
Connect to the server from the SQL Management Studio and execute the below query :-

SELECT @@VERSION.
You should see the SP2 as the part of result

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Why :- See below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653857
FIX: You cannot connect to SQL Server by using JDBC Driver for SQL Server after you upgrade to JRE 6 update 29 or a later version

What If you can not install SP2
We should always update latest service packs on the SQL server – not only for this issue. However, If you couldn’t and you had to live with current database server install – try using the below attribute in your TRA files.

java.property.TIBCO_SECURITY_VENDOR=j2se

If you are trying to test connection from the Tibco BusinessWorks Designer, add the above attribute in your <TIBCO_HOME>\designer\5.8\bin\designer.tra file.

If you want to deploy this change, add the above attribute in your <TIBCO_HOME>\domain\<Domain Name>\application\<Application>\<Application>.tra file and restart the service instances of the application.

NOTE:-
This same issue does not happen when you connect to Sql server 2005. That’s weird! Sounds like somebody broke something in Sql 2008 R2 and fixed it in SP2.


Additional information
Version number for SQL server in RTM and service packs.
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[Source :http://sqlserverbuilds.blogspot.com/]

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Connecting to MySql database and fetching records using JDBC connection in TIBCO BusinessWorks

This looks as naïve as connecting to a database from .NET using standard connection class. But, hey, that was interesting/exciting as well first time when you did that. In this example, we will connect to a MySql database from TIBCO Businessworks, fetch records and write the first record to a text file – as simple as that.

Create an empty project in TIBCO BusinessWorks designer:-
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Save the project with the directory path :-
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Your project pane would look something like this :-
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Now, we need to add a JDBC connection. A JDBC Connection is a resource in TIBCO designer. Therefore for better organization, we create a “Resources” folder.

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Add the JDBCConnection to the “Resources” folder as shown below.

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JDBC Connection would be added as shown below and we need to select the driver and the connection string for the mysql database. Don’t forget the username and password. Click “Test Connection” to make sure the connection succeeds.

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When you click “Test Connection”, you might see the below error :-

“BW-JDBC-100033 “Configuration Test Failed. Failed to find or load the JDBC driver. jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/Research”

This really means BusinessWorks cannot see the MySql driver required for the connection. This driver is basically a .jar file [mysql-connector-java-5.1.23-bin.jar] which is located in the MySql installation directory. For my installation the directory is “C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\Connector J 5.1.23\mysql-connector-java-5.1.23-bin.jar”. All I needed to do is to copy that jar file to the TIBCO installation directory > Lib folder. For me, I needed to copy to “C:\tibco\bw\5.10\lib” directory. Save the project, close the designer and reopen the project. Now on the JDBC Connection, click “Test Connection”.

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Voilà!!! Got connected this time. However, I am pretty sure there must be a better way (may be setting the classpath for the jar file) than copying the jar file itself.

Add a new folder named “Activities” to the root folder.

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Add a “Process Definition” from the Palettes tab and double click on it to see the start and end points.

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Add “JDBC Query” from the Palettes tab. In the configuration pane of the JDBC query, select the JDBC Connection as shown below :-

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Add the Sql statement to get data from the mySql table. My sql statement was :-

SELECT ID, Name FROM Product

Writing the database query results to text file
Create a blank text file named “test.txt” in your project directory.

Add “Write File” from the Palettes tab and place it after the JDBC query. Connect them using the clip_image019 (“Create transition” button) as shown below.

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In the “Input” tab of the “Write File”, enter the name of the blank text file we created earlier.

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Now we need to set the contents of the file. The contents of the file would be the first record from the resultset returned by the JDBC query. Keep the cursor in the “textContent” textfield and click on the yellow pencil button.

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XPath Formula Builder would open. In this, drag the Functions > String >Concat to the XPath Formula text field on the right.

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Drag “Data > JDBC Query > resultSet > Record > Id” onto the <<string1>> and Drag “Data > JDBC Query > resultSet > Record > Name” onto the <<string2>>

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Since we are getting only one record, change the following :-

concat($JDBC-Query/resultSet/Record/Id, $JDBC-Query/resultSet/Record/Name)

to this (index = 1 as XPath has starting index as 1):-

concat($JDBC-Query/resultSet/Record[1]/Id,”,”,$JDBC-Query/resultSet/Record[1]/Name)

Click “Apply” on the XPath Formula Builder and then on the Input pane of the “Write File”. Save the project. Run the project and you would see the file updated with the first record from the database.

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