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Supporting Enqueue

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Client. RPC call

The client’s quick tour describes how to get the client object. Here we’ll show you how to use Enqueue Client to perform a RPC call. You can do it by defining a command which returns something.

The consumer side

On the consumer side we have to register a command processor which computes the result and send it back to the sender. Pay attention that you have to add reply extension. It won’t work without it.

Of course it is possible to implement rpc server side based on transport classes only. That would require a bit more work to do.


use Interop\Queue\Message;
use Interop\Queue\Context;
use Enqueue\Consumption\Result;
use Enqueue\Consumption\ChainExtension;
use Enqueue\Consumption\Extension\ReplyExtension;
use Enqueue\SimpleClient\SimpleClient;

/** @var \Interop\Queue\Context $context */

// composer require enqueue/amqp-ext # or enqueue/amqp-bunny, enqueue/amqp-lib
$client = new SimpleClient('amqp:');

$client->bindCommand('square', function (Message $message, Context $context) use (&$requestMessage) {
    $number = (int) $message->getBody();

    return Result::reply($context->createMessage($number ^ 2));

$client->consume(new ChainExtension([new ReplyExtension()]));

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The sender side

On the sender’s side we need a client which send a command and wait for reply messages.

use Enqueue\SimpleClient\SimpleClient;

$client = new SimpleClient('amqp:');

echo $client->sendCommand('square', 5, true)->receive(5000 /* 5 sec */)->getBody();

You can perform several requests asynchronously with sendCommand and ask for replays later.

use Enqueue\SimpleClient\SimpleClient;

$client = new SimpleClient('amqp:');

/** @var \Enqueue\Rpc\Promise[] $promises */
$promises = [];
$promises[] = $client->sendCommand('square', 5, true);
$promises[] = $client->sendCommand('square', 10, true);
$promises[] = $client->sendCommand('square', 7, true);
$promises[] = $client->sendCommand('square', 12, true);

$replyMessages = [];
while ($promises) {
    foreach ($promises as $index => $promise) {
        if ($replyMessage = $promise->receiveNoWait()) {
            $replyMessages[$index] = $replyMessage;