Is there a way to reproduce the quickFIX / J messages

Is there a way to reproduce messages from quickFIX / J in * messages.log file?

This question seems to have been asked a while ago, but I am dealing with any new events: Save and play WCF messages

The goal is to be able to restart messages even if the other side of the FIX connection is not available.


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While I could not repeat the FIX messages in my setup, I was able to "repeat" them using unit tests and use my own simple acceptor with examples of QuickFix / J .

I created a simple acceptor with "FooApplication" to receive messages and respond / poke fun at some QuoteRequests

public static void main(String[] args)  throws Exception {
    // FooApplication is your class that implements the Application interface
    FooApplication application = new FooApplication();

    SessionSettings settings = new SessionSettings(new FileInputStream(fileName));
    MessageStoreFactory storeFactory = new FileStoreFactory(settings);

    LogFactory[] logFactories = new LogFactory[] {new FileLogFactory(settings)};
    LogFactory logFactory = new CompositeLogFactory(logFactories);

    MessageFactory messageFactory = new DefaultMessageFactory();
    Acceptor acceptor = new SocketAcceptor(application, storeFactory, settings, logFactory, messageFactory);



Then, using unit tests, I run FooInitiator and call for example sendLogout () from FooClient

public class FooClient extends quickfix.fix42.MessageCracker implements quickfix.Application {

    // sendQuoteRequest

    // sendNewOrderSingle

    private boolean sendMessage(Message message) {
    boolean result = false;
    try {
        result = Session.sendToTarget(message, session);
    } catch (SessionNotFound e) {
        logger.error("FooApplication SessionNotFound", e);
        result = false;
    return result;

    public boolean sendLogout() {
        return sendMessage(new Logout());


If you are looking at the FIX message logs, you might want to check that you don't know HermesJMS, its free and open source.



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