Track peer messages

Peer Network Message Tracker (or Peer Tracker) is an extension of Message Tracker. (See Message Tracker.) It lets users of the peer network search for and view messages processed by all peer partners. Peer Tracker monitors e-commerce and peer message traffic of your peer partners just as Message Tracker monitors messages exchanged between your community and trading partners. The prerequisite for using Peer Tracker is configuring a peer network.

When search results from a peer are displayed, dates and times reflect the time zone of the currently logged on user.

Peer Tracker controls

The Peer Tracker add-on to Message Tracker operates like Message Tracker. Simple controls on the custom search panel on the left side of the Message Tracker page engage Peer Tracker. With these controls, you can search for and view details for any combination of messages processed by your instance of Interchange and by peer network partners. When you execute a search on a peer partner, the results display on a separate tab with the peer partner's name on the Message Tracker page.

The following describes the Peer Tracker fields on the Message Tracker page. (Also accessible by selecting Peer network > Track peer messages and clicking Show/Hide.)

  • Maximum peer records to display
  • If you select to search for messages of any peer partners, this is the highest number of results that can be displayed. This maximum does not apply to search results for your community; that is set by the value of the Maximum # of search results field.
  • Local server
  • This is your instance of the trading engine. If you run the trading engine in a cluster of multiple computers, it represents your cluster, too. If you select Local server but not any peers, Message Tracker performs just as it would if you did not have a peer network.
  • Peer-[name]
  • This is the list of the peer partners whose messages are searchable. When you select a peer partner and perform a search, the results are displayed on a tab with the peer partner's name.
  • Response timeout
  • The interval in seconds peer partners are allotted to return search results requested by your local server. If results for a peer are not returned in the allowed time, a message saying the peer did not respond displays on the Peer-[name] tab.

Aside from these, Peer Tracker uses the same controls as Message Tracker. See Message Tracker search controls.

Peer Tracker versus Message Tracker

Although Peer Tracker and Message Tracker are much alike, there are some differences. One noticeable difference is that Peer Tracker responds more slowly than Message Tracker because the trading engine must connect to a peer partner's database to retrieve search results and message details.

Another difference is Peer Tracker does not provide links to payloads and receipts on message details pages as Message Tracker does, as those documents reside on the peer partner's system. However, Peer Tracker reports all the same data as Message Tracker.

When search results from a peer are displayed, dates and times reflect the time zone of the currently logged on user.

Other differences and similarities are listed in the following table.

Feature

Message Tracker

Peer Tracker

Delete, resend, reprocess message actions.

yes

yes

Attributes pop-up windows on search results pages

yes

no

Sorting of search results

yes

yes

Click table cell in search results to display filtering options

yes

yes

Links to community and partner profiles on the message details page document summary tab.

yes

no

Links to payloads and receipts on the message details page document summary tab and message processing details tab.

yes

no

Add a note on the message details page document summary tab.

yes

no

Links to certificates on the message details page message processing details tab.

yes

no

Search by attributes on the message details page message attributes tab.

yes

yes

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