<flow name="flow"> ... <validation:is-true expression="#[...]"/> ... <error-handler> <on-error-propagate type="MULE:VALIDATION"> <set-variable variableName="filtered" value="true"/> <on-error-propagate/> </error-handler/> </flow>
Standard Support for Mule 4.2 ended on May 2, 2021, and this version of Mule will reach its End of Life on May 2, 2023, when Extended Support ends.
Deployments of new applications to CloudHub that use this version of Mule are no longer allowed. Only in-place updates to applications are permitted.
MuleSoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Mule 4 that is in Standard Support so that your applications run with the latest fixes and security enhancements.
Mule 4 does not use
filters anymore. The functionality provided by filters
in Mule 3 can be achieved by using the Validation Module.
In Mule 3, when a message was filtered, the flow ended silently at that point.
The Validation module fails the flow when a condition is not met,
which makes the migrated flow handle the
The flow with the source for sending the response has to
account for the
VALIDATION error, which you can do by setting a variable in
an error handler for validation errors, for example:
You can then query the set variable in the source’s error response builder to
send an appropriate response to the client. For instance, the
http:listener source might be something like this:
<flow name="flow"> <http:listener config-ref="listenerConfig"> <http:error-response statusCode="#[if (vars.filtered) 400 else 500]" reasonPhrase="#[if (vars.filtered) 'Bad Request' else 'Internal Server Error']"> <http:body>#[error.description]</http:body> </http:error-response> </http:listener> ... <validation:is-true expression="#[...]"/> <error-handler> <on-error-propagate type="MULE:VALIDATION"> <set-variable variableName="filtered" value="true"/> <on-error-propagate/> </error-handler/> </flow>
In this case, a 400 (Bad Request) code will be returned if the event is filtered.
Most likely, any custom or complex/nested filters you used can be migrated to use the expression language. The DataWeave script can be externalized to a file if the same filter needs to be in several places.
For cases where you filter data in ways that DataWeave does not support, you should use the Java module or the Scripting module and use custom code to perform the filtering.