Use Anypoint Studio to Configure HL7 MLLP Connector - Mule 4

Anypoint Studio (Studio) editors help you design and update your Mule applications, properties, and configuration files.

To add and configure a connector in Studio:

When you run the connector, you can view the app log to check for problems in real time, as described in View the App Log.

If you are new to configuring connectors in Studio, see Use Studio to Configure a Connector. If, after reading this topic, you need additional information about the connector fields, see the HL7 MLLP Reference.

Create a Mule Project

In Studio, create a new Mule project in which to add and configure the connector:

  1. In Studio, select File > New > Mule Project.

  2. Enter a name for your Mule project and click Finish.

Add the Connector to Your Mule Project

Add HL7 EDI Connector to your Mule project to automatically populate the XML code with the connector’s namespace and schema location and add the required dependencies to the project’s pom.xml file:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, click (X) Search in Exchange.

  2. In the Add Dependencies to Project window, type HL7 MLLP in the search field.

  3. Click HL7 MLLP in Available modules.

  4. Click Add.

  5. Click Finish.

Adding a connector to a Mule project in Studio does not make that connector available to other projects in your Studio workspace.

Configure a Source

A source initiates a flow when a specified condition is met. You can configure HTTP Listener as the source for the HL7 EDI Connector to initiate a flow each time the listener receives a request on the configured host and port.

To configure an HTTP Listener source, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, select HTTP > Listener.

  2. Drag Listener to the Studio canvas.

  3. On the Listener configuration screen, optionally change the value of the Display Name field.

  4. Specify a value for the Path field.

  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Connector configuration field to configure a global element that can be used by all instances of the HTTP Listener source in the app.

  6. On the General tab, specify connection information for the connector.

  7. On the TLS tab, optionally specify the TLS information for the connector.

  8. On the Advanced tab, optionally specify reconnection information, including a reconnection strategy.

  9. Click Test Connection to confirm that Mule can connect with the specified server.

  10. Click OK.

Add a Connector Operation to the Flow

When you add a connector operation to your flow, you are specifying an action for that connector to perform.

To add an operation for HL7 EDI Connector, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, select HL7 MLLP and then select the desired operation.

  2. Drag the operation onto the Studio canvas to the right of the input source.

Configure a Global Element for the Connector

When you configure a connector, configure a global element that all instances of that connector in the app can use. Configuring a global element requires you to provide the authentication credentials that the connector requires to access the target HL7 MLLP system.

To configure the global element for HL7 MLLP Connector, follow these steps:

  1. Select the operation in the Studio canvas.

  2. In the configuration screen for the operation, click the plus sign (+) next to the Connector configuration field to access the global element configuration fields.

    You can reference a configuration file that contains ANT-style property placeholders (recommended), or you can enter your authorization credentials in the global configuration properties.

  3. On the Advanced tab, optionally specify reconnection information, including a reconnection strategy.

  4. Click Test Connection to confirm that Mule can connect with the specified server.

  5. Click OK.

You also can create a TLS configuration, and you can set the timeout configuration and the buffer configuration.

The Send operation the procedure is identical, except that you can set the Local Address Settings tab within the connector config with a different host, port, and delimiter that specifies the character used to separate messages.

You can also set the send or receive buffer size.

If your app is running at mllp-rnnf.us-e1.cloudhub.io, you can send HL7 messages over MLLP to your Mule app to mule-worker-mllp-rnnf.us-e1.cloudhub.io

Next Step

You can try the Examples.