Send message with an “ordering key” to GCP Pub/Sub via “Spring Integration”

To set an “ordering key” on a message sent to Google Pub/Sub via Spring Boot using “Spring Integration”, you need to do the following:

(1) Set the publisher as supporting ordering. Add the following to your application.yaml:

          enable-message-ordering: true

(2) Set the ordering key on the message you’re sending:

var message = MessageBuilder
    .setHeaderIfAbsent(GcpPubSubHeaders.ORDERING_KEY, "my key")

This works on Spring Boot 2.7.8 with Spring Integration 5.5.16 and the dependency version 3.4.2.

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This article is © Adrian Smith.
It was originally published on 7 Feb 2023
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