Ensuring message delivery with the mandatory flagΒΆ

The following example demonstrates how to check if a message is delivered by setting the mandatory flag and checking the return result when using the BlockingConnection:

import pika

# Open a connection to RabbitMQ on localhost using all default parameters
connection = pika.BlockingConnection()

# Open the channel
channel = connection.channel()

# Declare the queue
channel.queue_declare(queue="test", durable=True, exclusive=False, auto_delete=False)

# Send a message
if channel.basic_publish(exchange='test',
                         routing_key='test',
                         body='Hello World!',
                         properties=pika.BasicProperties(content_type='text/plain',
                                                         delivery_mode=1),
                         mandatory=True):
    print 'Message was published'
else:
    print 'Message was returned'