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Special Considerations in Calling IFS REST Endpoints

Message routing can be used to manipulate the integration possibilities. For example, if the user desires to invoke a REST API inside IFS using a flat file, that can be done by manipulating the message flow. After the file is read by the File reader, a routing rule must be defined to direct the request to a routing address with a REST sender. Connect senders are normally used to send information from IFS to third-party systems outside. However, in this situation, instead of using a REST endpoint of a third-party system we can specify a REST endpoint hosted inside the application server. This flow mimics the behaviour of invoking IFS REST services using the connect framework.