In this blog, we will look at how to create a simple SWIFT messaging project with Rational Integration Tester (RIT). This could be useful when investigating the technology for a proof-of-concept, or for learning the RIT product.
SWIFT is a banking and financial messaging exchange standard used by over 11,000 institutions worldwide. Please consult the main RIT documentation which has further details, including specific message configuration.
To make a SWIFT project in RIT:
1. In the Architecture School perspective, create a File transport (Logical only).
2. Create a test to publish to file of your choice (in the top right of the Publish step, set the Formatter to Text).
3. In the Publish step, right-click the top of the message and select the desired SWIFT schema.
This is what the step will look like after selecting the above SWIFT schema:
4. Save your changes and run the test. It will populate the file you configured with the SWIFT message.
As you can see, it is very easy to configure a SWIFT messaging project. The schemas are built into RIT, so no additional configuration is required. Simply choose the messaging technology – such as IBM WebSphere MQ or file – and apply the relevant SWIFT schema. Then populate the data to be sent and received, and run your tests.