How to get message count on a Weblogic  queue via JMX

Posted on 2008-06-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-10
    I am trying to create a client that will remotely be able to get the message count from a JMS queue via JXM ? Since I am new to the entire JMX thing so I have been reading a lot of articles and forums about this and so far from what i understand is that JMX api include a QueueBrowser that will allow one to inspect the queue. My question is how do I get the QueueBrowser ? I am using Weblogic so if there are specific weblogic APIs I can use to ease my task please let me know.

Thanks in advance

Question by:AdilK
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Yes I have. These are for version prior to WL 10. Apparently there were weblogic specific classes one could use to query the queues and stuff but they removed it in version 9 I believe and suggested to go regular JMX route. Thats the route I do not know how to take. My problem is that I need to query the server for Queues and for each queue see how many messages are present i.e get a message count. I know there are classes such as QueueBrowser and QueueConnectionFactory but I dont know how to instantiate them. If any one can give me specific examples how to instantiate QueueConnectionFactory using javax.naming.Context from a WL server with code it would be great.
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You could combine them both by implementing your own code to do this, by just using the standard JMS and JMX APIs

Alternatively you can look here for some sampel code:

although the user says that it's not quite working.

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AdilK earned 0 total points
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Thanks for the help . I resolved it and following is my solution for anyone who comes after me tryingto do the same thing.

public void getQueueData() {

		QueueConnectionFactory factory = null;

		Queue queue = null;

		javax.jms.QueueSession qsession = null;

		javax.jms.QueueConnection qcon = null;

		javax.naming.Context ic = null;

		Environment env = new Environment();




		try {

			ic = (javax.naming.Context) env.getInitialContext();


			factory = (QueueConnectionFactory) ic


			queue = (Queue) ic.lookup(YOUR_QUEUE_NAME);

			qcon = factory.createQueueConnection();

			/* creating a queue sessionobject */


			qsession = qcon.createQueueSession(false, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE);

			QueueBrowser queueBrowser = qsession.createBrowser(queue);			


			java.util.Enumeration pendingMessages = queueBrowser.getEnumeration();

			int count = 0;

			while (pendingMessages.hasMoreElements()) {


			   javax.jms.Message message = (Message)pendingMessages.nextElement();

			   Date messageDate = new Date(message.getJMSTimestamp());

			   System.out.println("Message Date is " + messageDate);


			System.out.println("Queue messages " + count);


		} catch (NamingException e) {



		catch (JMSException e) {




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