Creating logical MQ telemetry transport connections

In HCL OneTest™ API, tests and stubs reference the logical resources in a project. Therefore, you must create at least one logical MQ telemetry transport connection for each MQ telemetry transport to be used.

Before you begin

Ensure that there is at least one environment in your project. If there are no environments, you must create one.

Procedure

  1. Open the Logical View of the Architecture School perspective.
  2. On the toolbar of the Logical View, click General > MQTT Connection.

    The New MQTT Connection window is displayed.

  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the connection.
  4. Click OK.

    The New MQTT Connection window is closed and the new logical MQTT connection is displayed in the canvas of the Logical View.

  5. When a logical connection is created, a new physical resource is also created and bound in this environment. To view or edit this physical resource, right-click the new connection and click Physical Resource.
  6. Double-click the new logical MQTT connection.

    The MQTT Connection window is displayed.

    Alternatively, right-click the logical MQTT connection and click Open in the pop-up menu.

  7. To associate the new logical MQTT connection with a different logical resource, complete the following tasks:
    1. Click Parent.

      The Select a Resource window is displayed.

    2. Under Logical, select a different parent resource.
    3. Click OK.

      The Resource Path field on the Properties tab of the MQTT Connection window displays the updated resource path information.

  8. Optional: Click the Bindings tab. Alternatively, click Project > Edit Environments in the menu bar to open the Environment Editor window and click the Bindings tab to modify the bindings of the selected environment.

    If you did not bind the MQTT connection to a physical MQTT broker, UNBOUND is displayed under Binding and you must complete the following tasks:

    1. Clicking UNBOUND displays a list of all physical MQTT brokers in your project.
    2. Select a physical MQTT broker. If there are no physical MQTT brokers displayed, you must create one.
  9. Optional: To add a log file for the new logical MQTT connection, click the Monitoring tab.

    The log file can be monitored during the execution of a test that involves the new logical MQTT connection.

  10. Optional: To enter additional information about the new logical MQTT connection, click the Documentation tab. Although this additional information is optional, it might help with the maintenance of the resources in the project or help future users of the project.
  11. Optional: To specify a collection of topics that should be recorded when using an MQTT broker as a source, click the Recording tab. This action is needed is because MQTT brokers use topics to determine which subscribers should receive messages published to a broker. You must insert each topic on a new line under Filter.
    For subscriptions, the following two wildcard characters are supported:
    • A number sign (#) character represents a complete subtree of the hierarchy, so it must be the last character in a subscription topic string.
    • A plus sign (+) character represents a single level of the hierarchy and is used between delimiters (/).
  12. Click OK.

Results

The new logical MQTT connection is added to the project.

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