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    Hi everyone,

    We've been facing a problem while reimporting channels in a Mirth installation.

    We are at the very beginning of a project using Mirth Connect, and due to some changes at naming conventions, we renamed 2-3 channels we developed so far.

    After reimporting them in our test installation, all channels were duplicated : instead of replacing existing channels, Mirth let them untouched and imported the "new" channels. What is the most surprising thing to us is that Mirth generated new ChannelIds : we would have though that we at least would get a warning because of the imported ChannelId used in an existing channel...

    Is this behaviour normal?

    Additionnal question : are the Channel ID's considered as "true" GUID, i.e. is their uniqueness is guaranteed across multiple instances?

    Thank you for your help

  • #2
    Yeah, right now that's just how importing through the Administrator works... it will conflict on the name only, and simply create a new ID if it finds that the ID already exists. I've created an issue for that: MIRTH-3895

    For just about all intents and purposes, the GUIDs used by Mirth Connect are globally unique. We use Java's UUID implementation:
    Step 1: JAVA CACHE...DID YOU CLEAR ...wait, ding dong the witch is dead?

    Nicholas Rupley
    Work: 949-237-6069
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    • #3

      Thanks for replying and opening the issue.

      You seem to say that the CLI may have a different behavior regarding channel ids, do you? I haven't tested it yet so I have no idea how it really works.