V2020.1.56.3_ Active MQ


As with all adapters, an existing https://unit040.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PUD/pages/280987237/Logic+Simulator#Overview is required.

Where to find the different Gateway Adapters.

Where to find

To find the Active MQ adapter, go to the Inspector window of a https://unit040.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PUD/pages/280987237/Logic+Simulator#Overview component.
This https://unit040.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PUD/pages/280987237/Logic+Simulator#Overview can be added under Logic.

Feature overview


Only the settings between the lines refer to the Active MQ Adapter.

Please check the documentation for the rest of the https://unit040.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PUD/pages/280987237/Logic+Simulator#Overview

Gateway settings


Gateway settings


Adapter Target

Select a different adapter, please see respective documentation for more information

Adapter Setting (MQTTServerSettings)



File path to the policy file

Warning : <Make sure to fill in a relative path to the Asset folder of the project and include .xml file extension>


Is used as the an indicator in the XML policy file

IP Address

The address of the ActiveMQ server. This can be a be in IPv4 address or a hostname like localhost


The port on which the ActiveMQ broker is running, the default port is 61616.


The identifier on which a message responds. Different Correlation IDs can communicate over the same queue, but is not recommended. Make sure other clients use the same Correlation ID


Int that defines whether the message is persistent(0) or non_persistent(1).

Persistent is default and makes sure the message survives a broker reset. It can be a slower than non_persistent

Lifecycle settings

Not implemented for Active MQ


ActiveMQ can work with an online broker on the internet, but is more commonly used with a local broker. A local broker can be downloaded from the Apache Website: https://activemq.apache.org/components/classic/download/

Java Runtime Environment is required. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

The README.txt in the zip file will help you setup the broker.

Once the broker is running you will find the broker admin page on http://localhost:8161/admin/

In the admin panel you will find an overview of the current queues and its connected consumers and producers when you click on ‘Queues’.

Used Protocol

To communicate with the ActiveMQ adapter in prespective you need to have to apply the following protocol:

  • Message is not supported, only MapMessage.

  • The structure for the MapMessage is:



Each type has a specific Set and Get command. This differs a little bit per language. Please visit the ActiveMQ supported language page to check yours https://activemq.apache.org/cross-language-clients


1 2 _mapMsg.Properties.SetBool("BOOL", true); _mapMsg.Properties.GetBool(”BOOL”);
  • Destination = queue as defined in plc address

  • CorrelationID = same as defined in ActiveMQ adapter settings

Supported Types

  • BOOL

  • BYTE


  • WORD




  • INT16

  • UINT16

  • INT32

  • UINT32

  • INT64

  • UINT64

  • REAL32

  • REAL64





Naming Rules

Setting up the component works as like any other prelogic component. The thing you have to take into account is how the PLC Address Path Format (or implicit naming rule) is configured. The output of this Address is the path to the queue.

ie. Simulator1.DrivenStepper.iPosition

Simulator1 is the instance name of the simulator

DrivenStepper the instance of a motor object

iPosition is the variable name as defined in the signal definition

This structure is based on MQTT and can be adapted to any personal preference, because this adapter implementation uses queues instead of topics.