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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 (Français) » QAnywhere » QAnywhere Reference » QAnywhere SQL API reference » Message properties, headers, and content » Message headers



Returns the expiration time of the message.

Item Description Remarks
1 Message ID VARCHAR(128). You can obtain the message ID from ml_qa_createmessage or ml_qa_getmessage.
Return value

The expiration time as TIMESTAMP. Returns null if there is no expiration.


After completion of ml_qa_putmessage, a message expires if it is not received by the intended recipient in the specified time. The message may then be deleted using default QAnywhere delete rules.

You can read this header after a message is received and until a rollback or commit occurs; after that you cannot read it.

See also

In the following example, a message is received and the message expiration is output to the database server messages window:

    declare @msgid varchar(128);
    declare @expires timestamp;
    set @msgid = ml_qa_getmessage( 'myaddress' );
    set @expires = ml_qa_getexpiration( @msgid );
    message 'message would have expired at ' || @expires || ' if it had not been received';