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My application needs to send a huge amount of data to another process, more than may fit in a single message. Or my application has made a request whose reply contains too much data for a single message.

How can messaging transmit an arbitrarily large amount of data?

Whenever a large set of data may need to be broken into message-size chunks, send the data as a Message Sequence and mark each message with sequence identification fields.

The three Message Sequence identification fields are:


Related patterns: Competing Consumers, Correlation Identifier, Invalid Message Channel, Message Channel, Message Dispatcher, Request-Reply, Claim Check, Transactional Client

Enterprise Integration Patterns Find the full description of this pattern in:
Enterprise Integration Patterns
Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf
ISBN 0321200683
650 pages
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