Once a situation may arise when there is need to view or save the contents of TIBCO Rendezvous Active Enterprise binary messages. If you just get them using tibrvlisten, then messages appear like this:

message={_data_=[521 opaque bytes]}

I know that TIBCO Support experts have some tools to display and save these Rendezvous opaque bytes of AE messages, but my quick solution was to create small BusinessWorks process, which will do capture and store job. There are two activities: Rendezvous Subscriber and Write File. Rendezvous Subscriber will listen appropriate subject and has only one output complex element to represent message body. Write File has “write as binary” option and Rendezvous Subscriber’s output body is input for a file binary content. There is a formula error, but in this case it can be ignored. File name will form from Process ID to save each message in a separate file.

When this process are running, binary files will appear in the specified folder. One file per message. You can open it in your favorite binary editor/viewer and have fun!