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Purge MSMQ based on Date

Posted on 2014-07-22
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Hi all,

I am using a MSMQ in a C# application.
The data it posts to the queue will grow over time, until the application it is targeting is launched.
It is possible for the application that is adding the messages to the queue, to also remove them after they have been laying there for a period of time?
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Many thanks,
James
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by:Jeroen Timmermans
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You could consider validating the queue-size and manually removing messages if it reaches a certain threshold before posting a new message.
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Thanks for the reply.
This would be a possibility, but unfortunately it does not really achieve what I am after.
I need the queue to have any messages that were generated, for example, in the last hour.
As time moves on, the old messages would be scrapped leaving only ones posted in the last hour.

I don't even know if this is possible using the MSMQ, and TBH I do see that it is not really what it is aimed at.
Just thought it was a powerful and simple API that I could use to perform this task.
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I don't know whether MSMQ can handle that task. If you are willing to invest time and effort in alternatives, have a look at RabbitMQ, I believe it has a configuration where you can specify the TTL for each type of message.
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Thanks for the input.
I was really trying to avoid any 3rd party components, and was hoping that the integrated MSMQ would do what I was after.
Done some further reading and cannot see any way that it will deal with what I am looking at.
The RabbitMQ however does appear to be pretty good, so I will investigate this further,
Thanks again for the help,
James
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Glad I could help. On the topic of avoiding 3rd party components; Microsoft themselves have embraced the use of 3rd party libraries and tools, since they can't handle everything themselves. In fact; in ASP vNext, they've implemented a simple DI-container, but htey do encourage the use of 3rd party containers.
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