EAI Patterns with Actor Model: Aggregator

The Recipient List example didn’t demonstrate how the PriceQuote replies are assimilated by the MountaineeringSuppliesOrderProcessor. To correlate PriceQuote replies to the original RequestForQuotation we need to use the unique rfqId that has been passed along with each message:

orderProcessor ! RequestForQuotation("123", ...)
recipient ! RequestPriceQuote(rfq.rfqId, ...)
sender ! PriceQuote(rpq.rfqId, ...)

The previous example from Recipient List is extended here to include an Aggregator, which tracks the fulfillment of all requested price quotes. First note the new message types:

case class PriceQuoteFulFilled(priceQuote: PriceQuote)

case class RequiredPriceQuotesForFulfillment(rfqId: String, quotesRequested: Int)

case class QuotationFulfillment(rfqId: String, quotesRequested: Int, priceQuotes: Seq[PriceQuote], requester: ActorRef)
. . .

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  1. Very nice! I like the series very much!
    In the Aggregator article, who and when send PriceQuoteFulFilled?