Release Notes 21R1

PilotFish Product Release 21R1 New Features and Updates

New Product Features & Improvements – MAR 2021


Added Transaction Sequence Attributes  

  • These attributes contain the path a transaction has traveled up to the point it is accessed.  
  • The format is based on module URI’s and is displayed as a String value in the order a module was hit during the transaction’s lifetime.
  • It is accessible in the OGNL builder palette and can be output in either JSON or XML formats.


  • Interfaces and Routes in the File Management Screen are now entirely naturally sorted.
  • The Data Mapper is now more responsive on higher complexity XML trees.
  • The Data Mapper can no longer open the same XSLT file in multiple windows.
  • The Routing Rules menu under edit mode is now larger by default and can be expanded into its own resizable window.


  • Implemented cleaner logConfig.xml file rollover defaults.
  • Changed external Listeners key from “common” so that it doesn’t interfere with similarly named routes and interfaces.
  • Improvements to general performance and stability of the runtime.



HL7 Simple Transport

  • Now officially available in the dropdown list.
  • Now has the ability to set a timeout on responses.

HL7 LLP Transport

  • Resolved a scenario where connections could not be closed when they timeout during “keep connection”.

HL7 Listeners and Transports

  • The Listeners and Transports for HL7 have had their connection statuses exposed to the RESTful API using a new interface inherited by all modules. 



EDI Transformation Module

  • Now allows larger segment values.



AWS S3 Listener 

  • Now enqueues transactions after reaching the max transactions limit rather than after reading the entire listing.
  • Added PollingCycleSize equivalent.
  • Now has the option to read object metadata as transaction attributes.
  • AWS S3 Listener detail information.

AWS S3 Transport 

  • Now allows for the configuration of object metadata.
  • AWS S3 Transport detail information.

Added AWS Secrets Processor

  • This retrieves AWS Secrets values and places them in transaction attributes and can be used to more securely populate data fields such as username & passwords, secret access keys and more.
  • Please see AWS Secrets Documentation for more information.



Added Transaction Isolation Level Options

  • Available to the Database SQL Listener, Transport, Transformation module as well as the processor.
  • This configuration includes all options available by default according to JDBC and also allows for the configuration of driver-specific options.  Please see your JDBC driver’s documentation for any additional options. 

Added a New PostgreSQL Copy Processor 

  • This processor runs the PostgreSQL COPY command on a file to a target database. 
  • This is an extremely efficient way to import large batch data into a PostgreSQL database from a character delimited set of data (commonly CSV). 

Added Database Metadata Listing Processor 

  • This processor generates an XML structure that defines a target database’s tables, columns and their relations.
  • This metadata can be extremely useful when needing to generate SQLXML dynamically.  An example would be quickly creating a RESTful API to perform PUT/GET/DELETE operations against a database.


  • Now allows for a root level ‘interpretValueAsNull’ attribute that applies to all child elements.




  • Implemented v2 behavior on the Listener, which uses the JMS interface instead of web API calls giving faster asynchronous behavior.

JMS Message Properties

  • JMS Listener/Transport modules now have the ability to set custom message properties.




  • Increased API XL performance during JSON conversions.


  • Implementation of numbers swapped from longs to BigInteger’s and BigDecimcal’s to allow for larger numbers in JSON-XML transformations.
  • Now has the ability to specify ‘string/null’ output type, which makes the output null instead of an empty string.

RESTful Transport

  • Now has a timeout option.

Added New Email Operation Processor

  • Allows various operations to be performed on emails in an inbox such as move, mark read/unread, etc.


  • Now documented using Swagger UI.  You can access this by going to your running EIP root resource URL and add the resource path “/swagger”
  • Now sends a 401 when credentials were invalid.
  • EIP Modules now have an interface that allows functionality to be exposed in the RESTful API.
  • Currently, the only supported modules are the HL7 Listeners and Transports which have had their connections and those connections states made available to the RESTful API.
  • This API is highly extensible and we expect more capabilities to be exposed in future releases.



Added Apache FOP Modules

  • New Processor and Format Builder.  
  • This allows for the generation of PDF, Word and other file formats from a defined XML structure.

Added Throttled File Listeners

  • There are 3 new Listeners which allow extremely large files or sets of files to be streamed into the EIP without consuming too much memory.
  • The 3 variants include a generic file throttling Listener with additional EDI and CSV variants.  
  • These were previously compatible with 20R1 installations but have since been improved and added officially into the product.



  • This is a web interface that allows the monitoring of specific datapoints within transactions in real time.
  • Datapoints can be configured to look for pieces of information from within a transaction’s payload or transaction attributes.
  • Conditions can be set to simply log the information for later viewing or triggering the entire route.
  • These are configured at runtime.



  • eiPlatforms can now be operated using a new On-Demand Licensing Model.  This gives users the flexibility to deploy and scale any number of eiPlatforms based on a common pricing model without having to worry about hardware restrictions.

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