Did you know that Iguana ships with a very handy tool that can be used to test – even stress test – your interfaces?
Along with the Windows HL7 Simulator GUI tool that many of you are probably familiar with, Iguana also includes a command line application – located in the Chameleon install directory – that can be very useful when testing your environments. Both tools have recently gone through an extensive overhaul process and are now more powerful, descriptive and useful than ever.
The command line tool has been around in our Windows builds for a little while now, and recently we’ve added it to our Linux distributions as well.
Everything you need to know in order to use the simulator – including all the possible flags – can be found in our manual. While you’re there, you might also want to have a look at some of the other handy HL7 command line tools, such as:
- msgtransform – used to test the transformations invoked from a VMD file
- msgdiff – used to compare (diff) HL7 messages
- msgxml – used to test HL7 message translations to-or-from XML
- vmd_tool – used to convert VMD files from one format to another
Once you’re aware of our tools and how to use them, they can very quickly become a powerful addition to your development and testing arsenal.
Is there anything you’d love to see in terms of a new command line tool? Something that would absolutely change the way you test and manage your interfaces? Let us know and we’ll see if there’s something we can do!