Socket Adapter overview

The Socket Adapter provides a means of passing data to and from HCL Integration Platform through standard TCP/IP sockets. The adapter provides a listener interface that enables maps to be triggered upon arrival of data on a socket and therefore enables remote applications to pass data to HCL Integration Platform without the need for additional middleware software.

The Socket Adapter is implemented as a dynamic-link library (DLL) on Windows platforms (m4sock.dll) and as a shared object on UNIX platforms ( or It is assumed that message formats are binary.

The Socket Adapter supports the following:

The adapter provides these functions:

For the adapter commands that can be used with this adapter, see the list of adapter-specific commands.