Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to send an email with a text that has new lines (\n) in ESB 5.0.0

Assume that we want to send an email with the following text.

Hello world!!!

My Name is Evanthika Amarasiri.

I work for the support team.

I need to send this email in the above format with new lines between each sentence.

How can we make this possible with WSO2 ESB?

So to support this, what you first need is to configure the WSO2 ESB to support email sending. This can be done by following the configuration mentioned in our product documentation.

Once done, start up the ESB server and create a Proxy service with the following configuration.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<proxy xmlns=""
       transports="https http"
         <address uri="http://localhost:9000/services/SimpleStockQuoteService"/>
         <property name="messageType" value="text/xml" scope="axis2" type="STRING"/>
         <property name="ContentType" value="text/xml" scope="axis2"/>
         <property name="Subject" value="Testing ESB" scope="transport"/>
         <property name="OUT_ONLY" value="true"/>
         <property name="FORCE_SC_ACCEPTED" value="true" scope="axis2"/>
         <payloadFactory media-type="xml">
               <ns:text xmlns:ns="">$1</ns:text>
               <arg evaluator="xml"
                    expression="concat('Hello world!!!','&#10;','&#10;', 'My Name is Evanthika Amarasiri.','&#10;','&#10;', 'I work for the support team.')"/>
         <log level="full"/>
               <address uri=""/>

Note the below line that is inside the PayloadFactory mediator.

<arg evaluator="xml" expression="concat('Hello world!!!', '&#10;','&#10;', 'My Name is Evanthika Amarasiri.','&#10;','&#10;',  'I work for the support team.')"/>

To support new lines what you need to add is ' ' in between the text you want the new line to be.

Once the above proxy service is deployed, send a request to the proxy service and you should get an email attachment with the below content.

 NOTE: In WSO2 ESB 4.8.1 this cannot be done from the UI and has a known issue. Therefore, as a solution, you need to add the configuration to the physical proxy configuration file which resides under wso2esb-4.8.1/repository/deployment/server/synapse-configs/default/proxy-services

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