Iterate Operator Sample

This topic describes Iterate.sbapp, the Iterate operator's sample application.

This sample uses an Aggregate operator and the aggregatelist() expression language function to aggregate incoming tuples and collect them by their Symbol field into three-element lists of tuples, so that every list output contains three input tuples of the same stock. An Iterate operator then takes these lists and extracts their component tuples to reorder and supplement the output fields.

The incoming tuple contains fields named Symbol, Name, Volume, and Price.

Running Iterate.sbapp in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Package Explorer, double-click to open the Iterate.sbapp application. Make sure the application is the currently active tab in the EventFlow Editor.

  2. Click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the application.

  3. In the Manual Input view, select the StockIn input stream.

  4. Enter a dozen or so tuples, alternating the Symbol field, but re-using the same Symbol several times, clicking Send Data after each entry. For example, enter:

    IBM, IBM Corporation, 4000, 127.81
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 2500, 133.62
    IBM, IBM Corporation, 1000, 128.00
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 500, 133.64
    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 6000, 28.70
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 2000, 133.75
    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 400, 27.75
    IBM, IBM Corporation, 2500, 129.62

    Tip

    Instead of typing in the Manual Input view, while Iterate.sbapp is still running in Studio, open a StreamBase Command Prompt. Start an enqueue session for the sample's input stream by typing sbc enqueue StockIn. Then copy the contents of the gray box above and paste them into the command prompt window.

  5. Inspect the Application Output view. Notice that there are three entries for Dell and three for IBM. There is no output for Microsoft yet because we have only entered two tuples. Enter one more Microsoft tuple to trigger its entries in the Application Output view:

    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 1400, 29.45
  6. Enter more tuples and watch them accumulate in groups of three.

  7. When done, press F9 or click the Stop Running Application button.

Running Iterate.sbapp in Terminal Windows

This section describes how to run the sample in UNIX terminal windows or Windows command prompt windows. On Windows, be sure to use the StreamBase Command Prompt from the Start menu as described in the Test/Debug Guide, not the default command prompt.

  1. Open terminal windows on UNIX, or three StreamBase Command Prompts on Windows. In each window, navigate to the directory where the sample is installed, or to your workspace copy of the sample, as described above.

  2. In window 1, type:

    sbd Iterate.sbapp

    The window shows notice[StreamBaseServer] listening on port 10000.

  3. In window 2: type:

    sbc dequeue StockOut

    No output is displayed at this point, but the dequeuer is prepared to receive output. This window will eventually show the output of the application.

  4. In window 3, type:

    sbc enqueue StockIn

    The sbc command now awaits keyboard input.

  5. In window 3, type:

    IBM, IBM Corporation, 4000, 127.81
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 2500, 133.62
    IBM, IBM Corporation, 1000, 128.00
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 500, 133.64
    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 6000, 28.70
    AAPL, Apple Inc, 2000, 133.75

    Observe that nothing appears in window 2 until you type the last line above, which is the third entry for Apple:

    Apple Inc,AAPL,334050
    Apple Inc,AAPL,66820
    Apple Inc,AAPL,267500

    Tip

    Instead of typing the entries shown, you can copy and paste into window 3.

  6. In window 3, type two more lines:

    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 400, 27.75
    IBM, IBM Corporation, 2500, 129.62

    Observe that output lines for IBM now appear in window 2:

    IBM Corporation,IBM,511240
    IBM Corporation,IBM,128000
    IBM Corporation,IBM,324050
  7. In window 3, type one more line:

    MSFT, Microsoft Corporation, 1400, 29.45

    Observe that output lines for Microsoft now appear in window 2:

    Microsoft Corporation,MSFT,172200
    Microsoft Corporation,MSFT,11100
    Microsoft Corporation,MSFT,41230
  8. Enter more tuples and watch them accumulate in groups of three.

  9. In window 3 type Ctrl+C to stop the sbc enqueue command.

  10. In window 3, type the following command to terminate the server and dequeuer:

    sbadmin shutdown

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

In StreamBase Studio, import this sample with the following steps:

  • From the top menu, click FileLoad StreamBase Sample.

  • Select operator from the Data Constructs and Operators category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project for all the operator samples.

Sample Location

When you load the sample into StreamBase Studio, Studio copies the sample project's files to your Studio workspace, which is normally part of your home directory, with full access rights.

Important

Load this sample in StreamBase Studio, and thereafter use the Studio workspace copy of the sample to run and test it, even when running from the command prompt.

Using the workspace copy of the sample avoids permission problems. The default workspace location for this sample is:

studio-workspace/sample_operator

See Default Installation Directories for the location of studio-workspace on your system.

In the default TIBCO StreamBase installation, this sample's files are initially installed in:

streambase-install-dir/sample/operator

See Default Installation Directories for the default location of studio-workspace on your system.