[rabbitmq-discuss] Single Queue With Multiple Consumers

Simone Busoli simone.busoli at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 09:40:30 BST 2011

I think you can achieve this by simply using a single queue, having your
producer publish directly to it and the consumers consuming from it. Does
this make sense?
On Jul 16, 2011 9:30 AM, "DarthMaul" <screechrocks at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to implement a messaging strategy in RabbitMQ that seems
> really simple, but I can't figure out how to configure it.
> Essentially, I want to have all message producers send messages to a
> single queue. Meanwhile, there are any number of message consumers
> ready to consume messages off the queue, but each message should be
> processed only once.
> So lets say you have 1 producer, 20 messages, and 5 consumers. I want
> each consumer to be "assigned" one message to start it off, so 15
> messages are left. Then as each consumer gets done, he grabs the next
> one. And so on.
> Essentially, this is what happens at your local bank--one line and
> multiple tellers.
> Any insight into how to pull this off--or a better approach
> altogether--is appreciated.
> Thanks.
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