Channels - AMQP


Used to create, update, delete and browse through AMQP channels.

Each channel represents a pool of connections through which AMQP broker messages are received by Zato. A given service is invoked for each message received.


Create and Edit

Header Notes
Name Channel name
Active Documented below
Definition AMQP definition to read basic connection information from
Queue Name of the AMQP queue to fetch messages from
Consumer tag prefix Each channel can be given a prefix that can be used to tell channels apart from AMQP’s end, e.g. each Zato environment can use a different one
Ack mode In what way to acknowledge a message if the channel’s service does not do it explicitly
Prefetch count QoS prefetch count set for connections created by this channel
Pool size How many connections to create to the AMQP broker - note that this value is for each Zato worker process rather than globally for the whole Zato cluster
Service Name of an already existing service to invoke for each AMQP message received
Data format (Optional) The expected data format Zato should parse incoming messages as. This will also populate a service’s data_format attribute.



Stops a channel’s connector and deletes the channel from ODB.

The ‘Active’ flag

If a channel is made inactive, its underlying AMQP connection will be stopped but the connector itself will be still running.


Version Notes
  • Channels are now synchronous and messages taken off queues are no longer in auto-ack mode as in previous Zato versions
  • Added Pool size field
  • Added Ack mode field
  • Added Prefetch count field
1.0 Added initially