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    ewd-qoper8-gtm: Integrates ewd-qoper8 worker modules with the GT.M database

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    Rob Tweed rtweed@mgateway.com
    3 March 2016, M/Gateway Developments Ltd http://www.mgateway.com

    Twitter: @rtweed

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    This module may be used to simplifiy the integration of the Open Source GT.M database with ewd-qoper8 worker process modules. It additionally loads the ewd-document-store module to provide a very powerful and natural JavaScript interface to the underlying. Global Storage database engine within GT.M.


       npm install ewd-qoper8-gtm

    You also MUST install the Node.js connection interface module for GT.M:

       npm install nodem

    Using ewd-qoper8-gtm

    This module should be used with the start event handler of your ewd-qoper8 worker module, eg:

    this.on('start', function(isFirst) {
      var connectGTMTo = require('ewd-qoper8-gtm');

    This will open an in-process connection to a local GT.M database.

    Setting the correct environment for GT.M

    You'll need to ensure that the correct environment variables have been created for GT.M. Typically this is done automatically through the .profile file or similar. If this is the case, simply establish the connection to GT.M as follows:


    However, you can optionally establish the appropriate environment variables by using a built-in function within ewd-qoper8-gtm which you can find within the repository. Look for the module file /lib/setEnvironment.js

    You'll see that this will set up a default environment, based on the assumption that you used apt-get install fis-gtm to install GT.M. If this is how you installed GT.M, then there's a good chance that the default environment settings that the setEnvironment module will work for you. You can choose to use and apply these default settings by establishing the connection to GT.M as follows:

    connectGTMTo(this, true);

    If you need to modify any of the settings, you can do so by providing them within an object that you can pass to the connectGTMTo() function. You can specify any or all of the following GT.M-specific environment variables:

    • gtmdir
    • gtmver
    • gtmdist
    • gtmgbldir
    • gtmroutines
    • GTMCI
    • GTM_REPLICATION (defaults to 'off')

    Any variables that you don't explicity specify will have default values calculated for you. Inspect the code in /lib/setEnvironment.js to see the rules and logic it applies to create these defaults.

    So, for example, you could do this:

    var env = {
      gtmdir: '/usr/lib/fis-gtm/V6.0-003_x86_64'
    connectGTMTo(this, env);

    What else does ewd-qoper8-gtm do?

    ewd-qoper8-gtm will load and initialise the ewd-document-store module, creating a DocumentStore object within your worker.

    Events emitted by ewd-qoper8-gtm

    ewd-qoper8-gtm uses the worker's 'stop' event to ensure that the connection to GT.M is removed before the worker stops.

    ewd-qoper8-gtm also emits 3 new events that you may handle:

    • dbOpened: fires after the connection to GT.M is opened within a worker process
    • dbClosed: fires after the connection to GT.M is closed within a worker process. The worker exits immediately after this event
    • DocumentStoreStarted: fires after the DocumentStore object has been instantiated. This is a good place to handle DocumentStore events, for example to maintain document indices.

    The dbOpened event provides you with a single status object argument, allowing you to determine the success (or not) of opening the connection to GT.M, so you could add the following handler in your worker module, for example:

    worker.on('dbOpened', function(status) {
      console.log('GT.M was opened by worker ' + process.pid + ': status = ' + JSON.stringify(status));

    The dbClosed and DocumentStoreStarted events provide no arguments.


    See in the /examples directory.

    gtm-express.js is an example Express / ewd-qoper8 master process scripts. gtm-module1.js is the associated worker module which connects to and uses GT.M, using the default environment settings.

    Use these as a starting point for your own system.



    There is a Vagrantfile and set of Chef cookbooks to use with Vagrant for easy testing on a Linux VM. It configures and install all dependencies.

    $ bundle install
    $ librarian-chef install
    $ vagrant up


    Unit tests

    $ vagrant ssh
    $ cd /vagrant
    $ npm run test:unit

    Integration tests

    $ vagrant ssh
    $ cd /vagrant
    $ npm run test:integration


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    Reigate, Surrey UK.
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    Email: rtweed@mgateway.com

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