Twitter Adapter Samples

About The Samples

In this sample, the TIBCO StreamBase® Twitter adapters.

This sample demonstrates listening to the current users twitter stream, other streams are available.


The streambase.conf file, located under src/main/configurations under the project folder, must be edited and four values need to be added for this sample to function

Please view the documentation on how to get OAuth credentials for twitter API described in TIBCO StreamBase® Twitter Input Adapter

  1. consumerKey

  2. consumerSecret

  3. accessToken

  4. accessTokenSecret

Running twitter.sbapp in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Project Explorer, open the sample you just loaded.

  2. Open the src/main/eventflow folder.

  3. Open the package folder (most samples contain a single package folder. Open the top-level package folder if your sample contains more than one folder).

  4. Open the named application file and click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the application.

    If you see red marks, wait a moment for the project in Studio to load its features.

    If red marks do not resolve themselves in a moment, select the project and right-click MavenUpdate Project from the context menu.

  5. In the Manual Input view, switch the stream to ControlInput, enter user into the Command field and then click Send Data to send the control tuple.

  6. In the Output Streams view, observe the InputStatus tuple which gives details about the connection to the User stream which this sample starts by default on application start up.

  7. In the Manual Input view, switch the stream to ControlOutput, enter tweet into the Command field and then a short status into the Tweet\Status field and then click Send Data to send the control tuple.

  8. In the Output Streams view, observe tuples emitted on the OutputStatus and Tweets output streams.

  9. Select the tuple emitted from the Tweets stream, then use the triangles next to the data fields displayed to analyze and understand their structure.

  10. Experiment with other commands on the ControlOutput and ControlInput streams as shown by notes included in the sbapp.

  11. Press F9 or click the Stop Running Application button.

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

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

  • From the top-level menu, select FileLoad StreamBase Sample.

  • Type twitter to narrow the list of options.

  • Select Twitter adapter from the StreamBase Standard Adapters category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project containing the sample files.

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.


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:


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