Cannot browse broker queues via command line activemq-admin tool

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Fuse Message Broker 5.x
  • Fuse MQ Enterprise 7.x


When running the following command:

./activemq-admin browse --amqurl tcp://localhost:61616 --user admin --password admin -Vbody deadletter

the returned data is:

but I would of expected to see the message body.
Is this a bug?

Root Cause

This problem has come up in the past when the message to browse was not of type javax.jms.TextMessage. Only text messages may get displayed correctly by the browse command.

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