The TIBCO StreamBase® Subscribe Adapter for TIBCO eFTL® allows a StreamBase application to receive eFTL messages.
This adapter requires access to the JAR file that implements the TIBCO eFTL Java API on your system, and any files referenced
by that JAR file.
The adapter has been tested with eFTL version 3.4.0, though it will likely work with newer FTL API versions as well. To
make the TIBCO FTL Java API
available to the adapter, you must supply a maven dependency for it. The eFTL sample comes with a launch config
tibeftl jar maven install to repo.launch which will install
tibeftl.jar into your local maven repository. Run the launch config, and respond to the prompt for both the location of
tibeftl.jar and the version number it represents by right clicking
tibeftl jar maven install to repo.launch and performing the Run As command.
This section describes the properties you can set for this adapter, using the various tabs of the Properties view in StreamBase Studio.
Name: Use this required field to specify or change the name of this instance of this component, which must be unique in the current EventFlow module. The name must contain only alphabetic characters, numbers, and underscores, and no hyphens or other special characters. The first character must be alphabetic or an underscore.
Operator: A read-only field that shows the formal name of the operator.
Class name: Shows the fully qualified class name that implements the functionality of this adapter. If you need to reference this class name elsewhere in your application, you can right-click this field and select Copy from the context menu to place the full class name in the system clipboard.
Start with application: If this field is set to Yes (default) or to a module parameter that evaluates to
true, this instance of this adapter starts as part of the JVM engine that runs this EventFlow fragment. If this field is set to
No or to a module parameter that evaluates to
false, the adapter instance is loaded with the engine, but does not start until you send an epadmin container resume command (or its sbadmin equivalent), or until you start the component with StreamBase Manager.
Enable Error Output Port: Select this check box to add an Error Port to this component. In the EventFlow canvas, the Error Port shows as a red output port, always the last port for the component. See Using Error Ports to learn about Error Ports.
Description: Optionally enter text to briefly describe the component's purpose and function. In the EventFlow canvas, you can see the description by pressing Ctrl while the component's tooltip is displayed.
|Connection Adapter||Optional, the TIBCO eFTL Connection Adapter to use which will supply the actual eFTL connection for this adapter to use. This field must be the full module path to the connection adapter or if the connection adapter is in the same module it can be just the adapter instance name. If this field has a value then this adapter connection fields will be disabled and the control port will not accept connect/disconnect commands. Also, the status port will not emit connect/disconnect messages.|
|URL||The URL to connect to.|
|Client Id||The client ID to set when connecting to the eFTL endpoint. A client ID is a unique identifier for each eFTL client. No two eFTL clients can connect at the same time with the same identifier. The provided identifier is optional, but for an eFTL client to receive messages that it might have missed while it was disconnected, you must specify the identifier.|
|Unique Id||If the check box is enabled, a random UUID is appended to the end of the given client ID. For example, if you enter
|Authentication Key||The authentication key to use when connecting to the eFTL endpoint.|
|Username||Use this property to supply a user name credential to the connect call if the user name is not specified with the URL. The server authenticates the user name and password. This field is not required if using an app authentication key.|
|Matcher||The default matcher to use when subscribing. If the control port is not enabled this field must have a value.|
|Durable Name||The durable name is a unique name given to a subscription. It is how the eFTL client receives stored messages while it is disconnected. It is also important that the eFTL client connects with the same client identifier.|
|Durable Type||Use this optional property to supply a durable type to the subscribe call. Available Options are:
|Durable Key||Use this property to supply a key field to the subscribe call when the Durable Type is of type Last Value.|
|Connect On Startup||If enabled, the system tries to connect to the URL endpoint on startup. If the Matcher field is not blank, a subscription is created when the connection is established.|
|Enable Control Port||If enabled, the control port allows you to send commands to the operator.|
|Enable Status Port||If enabled, a status port becomes available to emit status tuples for various events of this adapter.|
|Log Level||Controls the level of verbosity the adapter uses to send notifications to the console. This setting can be higher than the containing application's log level. If set lower, the system log level is used. Available values, in increasing order of verbosity, are: OFF, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, TRACE.|
The advanced tab contains advanced connection options.
|Connection Timeout||Programs use this property to supply a timeout when connecting. If the connection cannot be made to the server within this time limit (in seconds), it stops trying to connect.|
|Auto Reconnect Attempts||Use this property to define the maximum number of times an attempt to autoreconnect to the server is made.|
|Auto Reconnect Max Delay||Use this property to define the maximum delay between autoreconnect attempts. Following the loss of connection, the autoreconnect process delays for 1 second before attempting to autoreconnect. Subsequent attempts double this delay time, up to the maximum defined by this property.|
|Notification Token||Programs use this property to supply a GCM registration token. The server uses the registration token to push notifications to a disconnected client when messages are available.|
|Trust Store||The full path to the Trust Store file to use with the connection. If empty the default trust store is used.|
|Trust Store Password||The password to use with the Trust Store.|
The schema lets you set up the fields that will be pulled from the eFTL messages. It is not required to provide all fields that may be in a message. The system matches fields by name and only converts data for fields specified in the schema; other fields in the eFTL message are ignored. If you subscribe to two subscriptions with different message formats, you can create a superset schema to be able to handle both subscriptions on a single adapter, if required (although using separate adapters for each is a preferred method).
Use the Concurrency tab to specify parallel regions for this instance of this component, or multiplicity options, or both. The Concurrency tab settings are described in Concurrency Options, and dispatch styles are described in Dispatch Styles.
Concurrency settings are not suitable for every application, and using these settings requires a thorough analysis of your application. For details, see Execution Order and Concurrency, which includes important guidelines for using the concurrency options.
This section describes how data is converted from a tuple into eFTL Data objects and back again.
This section describes how data is converted from eFTL Data objects into a tuple result. Note that the best data conversion option is highlighted.
If the StreamBase data type is not correct, the field will not be converted and will be left null.
eFTL does current not support Boolean or int. For these data types, a best effort is done to convert from long values.
|eFTL Data Type||StreamBase Field Types|
|eFTL Long Array||
|eFTL Double Array||
|eFTL String Array||
|eFTL Date Array||
|eFTL Message Array||
This section describes how data is converted from a tuple into eFTL Data objects.
eFTL does current not support Boolean or int. For these data types, a best effort is done to convert to long values.
|StreamBase Field Type||eFTL Data Types|
|list<Boolean>||eFTL Long Array|
|list<Int>||eFTL Long Array|
|list<Long>||eFTL Long Array|
|list<Double>||eFTL Double Array|
|list<String>||eFTL String Array|
|list<Timestamp>||eFTL Date Array|
|list<Tuple>||eFTL Message Array|
|list of list||Not supported and will result in a null field|
|Function||Not supported and will result in a null field.|
|Capture Field||Not supported and will result in a null field.|
See the Required Schema for field definitions.
|Subscribe||Use this command to create a new subscription. This command requires a value in the
|Unsubscribe||Use this command to unsubscribe from an existing connection. This command requires a value in the
|Connect||Use this command to connect to the server. If the matcher and/or the durable name fields are not null (but not blank) then a new subscription is created after the connection is established. If the matcher field is null, then the default matcher is used from the adapter properties. If that value is also blank then no subscription is created after a connection is established.|
|Disconnect||Use this command to disconnect from the server.|
|command||String||The command to execute via the operator.|
|url||String||The optional URL to connect to. If this value is null, the default
|clientId||String||The Client ID to use when connecting. If this value is null, the default
|authenticationKey||String||The Authentication Key to use when connecting. If this value is null the default
|username||String||The user name to use when connecting. If this value is null the default
|matcher||String||The matcher to use when subscribing. If this value is null, the current subscriptions will be resubscribed if previously connected,
if not the default
|durableName||String||The Durable Name to use when subscribing. If this value is null, the default
|durableType||String||The durable type to the subscribe call. Available Options are:
|durableKey||String||Supply a key field to the subscribe call when the Durable Type is of type last-value. If this value is null, the default
|subscriptionId||String||The ID of the subscription to unsubscribe from. This value is used with the unsubscribe command. When a new subscription is
created, a status message is output with the subscription ID as the
The data output port will output eFTL messages for any subscriptions as they arrive. The adapter's Schema property defines the port's schema.
The status output port will output tuples for the current configuration, giving relevant information about the connection.
The schema for the status output port is:
|Field Name||Field Type||Description|
|type||String||The type of report, which follows normal log levels
|action||String||Refer to the Actions column in the next table.|
|object||String||An option object that has been affected by this status.|
|message||String||A human-readable message about the status.|
|time||timestamp||The timestamp that the status occurred.|
The following is a list of status outputs and the associated objects:
|Connect||code||This type of message is output when something wrong occurred during the connect on startup.|
|Connected||URL||The connect message informs that the system successfully connected to the endpoint.|
|Disconnected||code||The system disconnected properly.|
|Disconnect||code||The system disconnected for the reason given in the message field.|
|Reconnect||URL||The reconnect message informs that the system automatically reconnected successfully.|
|Control||This type of message is output when a tuple input into the control port is invalid.|
|Subscribe||code||This type of message is output if this is a problem subscribing.|
|Subscribed||subscriptionId||This type of message is output when a subscription is successful. The message outputs the subscriptionId as the object to track for unsubscribe calls.|
|Unsubscribe||subscriptionId||This type of message is output if there is a problem unsubscribing.|
|Unsubscribed||subscriptionId||This type of message is output when a subscription is successful removed. The message outputs the subscriptionId that was removed.|
When suspended, the TIBCO eFTL Subscribe Adapter disconnects from the server and stops processing incoming eFTL messages.
When resumed, the adapter reconnects to the server — if it had been connected before being suspended — and resumes processing incoming eFTL messages.