About Message Queues

A message queue is a guaranteed message delivery mechanism for handling data sharing in a user-defined format. Several widely used messaging technologies are currently available. The format of the message content can be completely user defined, or it can be a format that has been commonly accepted for a particular industry segment. The message queues in SAS Data Integration Studio support all of the following data transfer types:
Support Data Transfer Types
Data Transfer Type
Transmits text of a maximum length of 32767 characters or a macro variable for transfer to the message queue.
Transmits records from a table (from a SAS data set, a DBMS table, or an XML table). In order to successfully handle tables, the structure of the table must be included on the receiving end so that input data values can be correctly formatted to accurately reconstitute the data. A queue is mapped to the data set or table. Each message that is sent to the queue corresponds to a database record.
Binary Files
Transmits files, provided that the receiver understands the file format.
Unlike other SAS Data Integration Studio jobs, message queue jobs can handle both structured data, such as tables, and unstructured data, such as texts. However, you can create a memory overrun if you transmit a very large table or file in a WebSphere message queue. For more information, see the topic on "Very Large Tables or Files In WebSphere Message Queues Can Cause Memory Overruns" in the "Usage Notes" topic in SAS Data Integration Studio Help.
The Microsoft Queue Writer transformation does not transform missing numeric values to some other value. If missing values are encountered, then an error occurs. For more information about this error and specific recommendations for avoiding it, see the topic on "Microsoft Queue Writer Transformation Does Not Transform Missing Numeric Values" in the "Usage Notes" topic in SAS Data Integration Studio Help.