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Node does not exist when using JMS in a custom behavior

Question asked by geemorin on Jun 19, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2012 by sradha

I hope I'm in the right forum for that kind of question!

I'm actually working on a custom behavior that produces a JMS message when an "onContentUpdate" event is raised containing the new node id. I'm injecting the JNDI name of the connection factory and destination in my bean, I initilize them, create a session, create a producer and send my JMS message. Then my message is consumed by a remote client which fetches the document through the Rivet API.

My problem is that the JMS messages seems to be sent before the transaction is commited and then the client sometime consumes the message and tries to fetch the document before it is commited so I get an exception saying "Node does not exist". I can loop until it exists but you'll guess that its not a viable solution. In fact, I'd like to know how I could make sure JMS messages are commited with the document transaction!

I must admit I'm not really familiar with Spring. Any hint/suggestion will be appreciated!

Thank you

Here are snippets of my code:

*I removed the exception handling for easier reading

Here is the initialisation function:

public void init() {
      // Create behaviours
      this.onContentUpdate = new JavaBehaviour(this, "onContentUpdate", NotificationFrequency.TRANSACTION_COMMIT);

      // Bind behaviours to policies
      this.policyComponent.bindClassBehaviour(QName.createQName(NamespaceService.ALFRESCO_URI, "onContentUpdate"),
            ContentModel.TYPE_CONTENT, this.onContentUpdate);

      Properties properties = new Properties();
      properties.load(new FileReader(contextPropFile));
      Context ctx = new InitialContext(properties);
      Object objHandler = ctx.lookup(this.connectionFactoryJNDI);
      this.connectionFactory = (ConnectionFactory)objHandler;

      objHandler = ctx.lookup(this.destinationJNDI);
      this.destination = (Destination)objHandler;

      connection = connectionFactory.createConnection();
      session = connection.createSession(true, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE);
      messageProducer = session.createProducer(destination);

Here is my custom behavior:

public void onContentUpdate(NodeRef updatedNodeRef, boolean newContent) {
   if (updatedNodeRef != null) {
      // Retrieve the document name in its metadata properties
      String docName = (String) this.nodeService.getProperty(updatedNodeRef, ContentModel.PROP_NAME);
      byte[] documentContent = null;

      if (this.sendDocumentContent) {
         // Retrieve the document content
         ContentReader contentReader = this.contentService.getReader(updatedNodeRef, ContentModel.PROP_CONTENT);

         // Then read it in a byte array
         ByteArrayOutputStream out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();

         documentContent = out.toByteArray();

      if (newContent) {
         String creator = (String) this.nodeService.getProperty(updatedNodeRef, ContentModel.PROP_CREATOR);

         // The document has been added
         sendJMSEvent(updatedNodeRef.getId(), // Document
            docName,  // name
            creator,  // Created by username
            documentContent); // Document content
         else {
            String modifier = (String) this.nodeService.getProperty(updatedNodeRef, ContentModel.PROP_MODIFIER);

            // The document has been updated
            sendJMSEvent(updatedNodeRef.getId(), // Document
            docName,    // name
            modifier, // Updated by username
            documentContent); // Document content

Here is the sendJMSEvent method:

private void sendJMSEvent(String documentId, String documentName, String user,, byte[] documentContent){
   BytesMessage bytesMessage = session.createBytesMessage();
   bytesMessage.setStringProperty(PROP_KEY_DOCUMENT_ID, documentId);
   bytesMessage.setStringProperty(PROP_KEY_EVENT_TYPE, event_type.toString());
      case DOCUMENT_ADDED:
         bytesMessage.setStringProperty(PROP_KEY_DOCUMENT_NAME, documentName);
         bytesMessage.setStringProperty(PROP_KEY_DOCUMENT_CREATOR, user);
   if(this.sendDocumentContent && documentContent != null){