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Version: 7.9


This function is used in Python Scripting.


This function sends a message to clients running under the Gateway, or to a project within the Gateway itself. To handle received messages, you must set up event script message handlers within a project. These message handlers run Jython code when a message is received. You can add message handlers under the "Message" section of the client/Gateway event script configuration dialogs.


Messages cannot be received within a Designer. However, messages can be sent within the Designer in a script (assuming that read/write comm is enabled).

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.


system.util.sendMessage(project, messageHandler, payload, scope, clientSessionId, user, hasRole, hostName, remoteServers)


StringprojectThe name of the project containing the message handler.
StringmessageHandlerThe name of the message handler that will fire upon receiving a message.
PyDictionarypayloadOptional. A PyDictionary which will get passed to the message handler. Use "payload" in the message handler to access dictionary variables.
StringscopeOptional. Limits the scope of the message delivery to "C" (clients), "G" (Gateway), or "CG" for clients and the Gateway. Defaults to "C" if the user name, role or host name parameters are set, and to "CG" if none of these parameters are set.
StringclientSessionIdOptional. Limits the message delivery to a client with the specified session ID.
StringuserOptional. Limits the message delivery to clients where the specified user has logged in.
StringhasRoleOptional. Limits the message delivery to any client where the logged in user has the specified user role.
StringhostNameOptional. Limits the message delivery to the client that has the specified network host name.
ListremoteServersOptional. A list of Strings representing Gateway Server names. The message will be delivered to each server in the list. Upon delivery, the message is distributed to the local Gateway and clients as per the other parameters.


List - A List of Strings containing information about each system that was selected for delivery, where each List item is comma-delimited.



Code Examples

Example #1
# Simple message to both Client and Gateway handlers
# It's important that both Gateway and Client versions of this message handler have been created
myDict = {'first': "Hello", 'second': "World"}

# Assuming that there is one local client running project X, the results List will contain these Strings:
type=Gateway,project=X,messageHandler=testHandler,filterParams={hostName=, clientSessionId=, scope=CG, user=, hasRole=},sendStatus=SENT

type=Client,sessionId=65F7A472,clientAddress=,clientHostName=,project=X,messageHandler=testHandler,filterParams={hostName=, clientSessionId=, scope=CG, user=, hasRole=},sendStatus=SENT
Example #2
# Message to client handlers only where a specified user is logged in)
Example #3
# Message to remote servers over the Gateway Network (since 7.8.2)
servers = ["agent-8088", "agent-9000"]