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Working with Commands in WebSphere MQ series

Command to lists the Queue Manager name and status

In order to list all Queue manager with there current status use command dspmq

Command to lists the MQ Series version 

In order to view MQ Series version Type dspmqver

Command to create Queue Manager 

Syntax : crtmqm <QueueManager Name>

Example : crtmqm  Excercise1QM

By using MQ explorer, once Queue Manager is created, listener will be created automatically, but in case of command, you have to create listener explicitly (optional).

Command to create listener  given below

Syntax: DEF LISTENER(listener name)

Command to start, stop, & delete Queue Manager  

To start:  Syntax : strmqm <QueueManager Name>  Example : strmqm Excercise1QM
To stop:  Syntax : endmqm <QueueManager Name>  Example : endmqm Excercise1QM
To delete:  Syntax : dltmqm <QueueManager Name>  Example : dltmqm Excercise1QM   RUNMQSC

Command to create queue manager objects.   

Syntax : runmqsc <QueueManager Name>  Example : runmqsc Excercise1QM

Command to create local queue (MQSC command)

Syntax : define qlocal or ql <(QueueName)>  Example : define qlocal (Excercise1QL1)

Command to put test messages onto a queue 

Syntax : amqsput <QueueName> <QueueManager Name>  Example : amqsput  Excercise1QL1 Excercise1QM

Command to browse message onto a queue 

Syntax : amqsbcg or amqsgbr <QueueName> <QueueManager Name>  Example : amqsbcg  Excercise1QL1 Excercise1QM

Command to delete/get message from a queue 
Syntax : amqsput <QueueName> <QueueManager Name>  Example : amqsput  Excercise1QL1 Excercise1QM

MQSC Command to display & alter properties or list queue manager objects

Display all queues of the queue manager  


Display all local queues of the queue manager  


Command to create  Alias Queue

DEF QA (Queue Name) TARGQ(Queue Name),

Example: DEF QA (Excercise1QA1) TARGETQ(Excercise1QL1)

Command to display Alias Queue 

DIS QA( Excercise1QA1)   DIS QA(*) : Will display all Alias queues of the queue manager

Command to create Remote Queue   

DEF QR (Queue Name)

Example : DEF QR (Excercise1QR1) Ó Command to display Remote queue    DIS QR( Excercise1QR1)   DIS QR(*) : Will display all Remote queues of the queue manager

Command to create  Model Queue   

DEF QM (Queue Name)

Example : DEF QM (Excercise1QM1)

Command to display Model Queue   

DIS QM( Excercise1QM1)   DIS QM(*) : Will display properties of the all Model queue

Display properties of the queue manager   


DIS is the command to “display” the properties of the QueueManager like Trigger Interval, Max Handles, Max message length,TCP port  etc.

Delete queue  

DELETE QL(Queue Name) –> Throw an error if queue is not empty, so first clear the queue, then delete.

CLEAR QL(Queue Name)

Display properties of the system queue 


Display CURDEPTH & MAXDEPTH property of the queue 


CURDEPTH stands for Current depth of the particular queue and MAXDEPTH stands for Maximum depth of the particular queue

Working with Persistent queue 


The above command is to Alter the localqueue along with Persistence

DIS QL(Queue Name) DEFPSIST The above command is to Display the local queue along with Persistence

Note : Put some messages using amqsput command and re-start queue manager Messages will be present

Working with Dead Letter queue  

– To create normal local queue.

– DEF QL(Excercise1DLQ1) DEFPSIST(YES) MAXDEPTH(1000000)     MAXMSGL(41943040)

– Assign DLQ to queue manager    ALT QMGR DEADQ(Excercise1DLQ1)

-To display DLQ    DIS QMGR DEADQ

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