lv-client

LiveView Client — A client for querying a LiveView Server from the system command prompt.

SYNOPSIS

lv-client [-u uri][-c][-w waitTimeMS] "command" [help]

lv-client --version | --help

lv-client help command

LV> command [--help];

LV> help command;

DESCRIPTION

lv-client is the command-line client for creating simple queries against a running LiveView server. You can use lv-client commands in scripts, or directly from a system command prompt. Commands that are supported for use at the command prompt are noted with (command-line support).

Without arguments, lv-client enters an interactive shell mode, showing the prompt LV>. All commands entered in the interactive client must end with a semicolon (;).

OPTIONS

-u uri

Specifies the URI for the LiveView Server instance to communicate with, using the lv:// protocol, or (if SSL authentication is enabled on the server), the lvs:// protocol. If a URI is provided with -u, lv-client connects to the specified LiveView Server immediately on startup, or quits if unsuccessful. When connecting to a server on which LiveView authentication is enabled, place a valid user name and password, separated by a colon and appended with an at-sign, just before the server name. For example:

lv://lvuser:lvpassword@localhost:10080
lv://lvuser:lvpassword@remote-lv.example.com:10080
-p TCP-port

Specifies the port number on localhost of the LiveView server instance to communicate with. This is a shortcut alternative to specifying the full URI with -u in cases where the server is running on localhost but on a port other than the default 10080.

-c

Returns query output in comma-separated value (CSV) format.

This summary line looks like "# Rows = X", which allows most CSV readers to simply ignore that line, and avoid generating an error.

-w waitTimeMS

Specifies a wait time waitTimeMS in milliseconds for the command to continually attempt to connect to LiveView Server before abandoning the connect attempt.

--help [command]

Without arguments, shows an overview of all commands accepted by lv-client, then returns to the terminal prompt. --help followed by the name of an lv-client command shows a usage summary for that command, then returns to the terminal prompt. This syntax is also valid at the LV> prompt in interactive mode.

--version

Shows the version of the current lv-client command (which is really the version of the LiveView Java Client library used to build lv-client).

--no-check-certificate yyyy-mm-dd

Do not validate TLS certificates for the given day. Insecure.

COMMANDS

addalertaction ruleID action

Adds an alert action to the ruleID provided. Use the listrules command to obtain ruleIDs. The available actions are:

--delete tablename predicate

Where tablename is the table to affect and predicate is the condition test specified as a StreamBase expression that resolves to a Boolean value.

--email --to recipient --body "body"

Where recipient is the addressee of the email, and body is the body of the message, enclosed in quotes.

--javacommand class [--field name:value [--field name2:value2...]]

Where class is the name of a Java class on the current classpath, and the --field options specify name:value replacement values for fields in the outgoing alert tuple. The colon separating name and value is required.

--lvpublish uri tableName [--field name:value [--field name2:value2...]]

Publishes the alert tuple as a row in the specified tableName running on the LiveView server instance at url with --field options that specify name:value pairs for fields of the alert tuple. The colon separating name and value is required.

This command option differs from --publish, because it lets you send an alert tuple to any table running on any LiveView server, including remote servers, whereas --publish sends an alert tuple only to the LValerts table on the current LiveView server instance. This option is similar to the --sendtuple option, except that it sends tuples to LiveView data tables, not to StreamBase Server input streams.

--oscommand "command"

Where command is the command to run. Enclosed the command in quotes if it contains spaces or other characters that would need to be escaped if run at the operating system's command prompt.

--publish

Publishes the alert tuple as a row in the LVAlerts table on the current LiveView server. Compare with --lvpublish, above.

--sendtuple uri streamName [--field name:value [--field name2:value2...]]

Where uri specifies the StreamBase Server to send the tuple to, streamName is the name of the input stream to send to, and fields are name:value pairs for the fields of the tuple. The colon separating name and value is required. Compare with --lvpublish, above.

addalertrule tableName --where predicate [--quiescence X] --message "messageText" --name "alertName" [--owner "ownerName"]

First syntax of addalertrule. Discussion of this command follows the second syntax, below.

addalertrule tableName --cron cronstring --message "messageText" --name "alertName" [--owner "ownerName"]

Adds an alert rule with no alert action. The alert rule so added is not enabled; you can obtain the new rule's ruleID with the listrules command, add an associated alert action to that ruleID with the addalertaction command, then enable the rule with the enablerules command.

You can specify either a query-based rule with the first syntax, or specify a time-based rule with the second syntax.

In a query-based rule, you must specify a LiveView table name and a predicate expression to apply to rows in that table. Depending on your shell, you may have to quote the predicate expression or collapse all spaces from it to get the expression accepted.

Use the --quiescence option to specify a number of milliseconds to delay subsequent triggering after the initial firing of this alert. This can be useful if this alert rule triggers frequently once its condition is met and multiple, repeated alerts are undesired. The delay time starts once the actions for the initial trigger have completed.

In a time-based rule, you specify only --cron and a cronstring such as “0 0 12 ? * WED”, which means "every Wednesday at 12:00:00 PM". The cron library used is the Quartz Job Scheduling Library; see its documentation for the specification of its cron expression strings.

If --owner is not specified, it defaults to the currently logged-in operating system username.

clearTableName [,TableName2, ...]

Clears all row data from each specified table. You can specify a comma-separated list of table names that you obtain from the listtable command.

Caution

Cleared table data cannot be recovered, so use this command with care.

close queryid

Closes the specified query. Obtain queryid from the LVSessionQueries table.

connect [uri]

Closes any existing connection and connects to the specified LiveView Server instance, or to the default server if no uri argument is provided. With no argument, the connect command connects to the default LiveView Server URI, lv://localhost:10080. When connecting to a server on which LiveView authentication is enabled, place a valid user name and password, separated by a colon and appended with an at-sign, just before the server name. For example:

lv://lvuser:lvpassword@localhost:10080
lv://lvuser:lvpassword@remote-lv.example.com:10080
connstat

Retrieves information about the current LiveView Server connection (command-line support).

continuous select-statement

Creates a continuous-only query, where select-statement is a complete LiveQL SELECT statement in the form live (select * or collist) from table [where predicate] [limit x] (command-line support).

createtable

Creates a new LiveView table of the specified type and adds it to the project currently running on LiveView Server. Supports the following options:

--name tablename, --schema (schema-def)

where schema-def is a parenthesized, comma-separated list of field name and data type pairs, such as (stock string, price double)

--keys keystring

where keystring is is comma-separated, no-spaces list of primary key field names, optionally followed by a semicolon and a comma-separated, no-spaces list of secondary key field names. Example: --keys stock,transid;price

[--description description], [--aggbasetable base-table-name], [--aggquery querystring]

To create an aggregation table, specify both --agg* options, with the name of the base Data Table to aggregate from, and where querystring is a parenthesized projection string, such as (select stock, sum(price) as totalPrice from basetable group by stock)

delete [from] TableName [predicate-clause]

Deletes rows that match a query predicate that begins with WHERE or WHEN. Does NOT drop a table; use this command to clear all matching rows from the specified table. With no predicate clause specified, this command deletes all rows from the specified table.

Caution

Deleted table data cannot be recovered, so use this command with care.

deletealertaction ruleid actionid

Deletes the specified action from the specified rule. The actionid can be found using the listrules command.

deletealertrule ruleid

Deleted the specified rule. The ruleid can be found using the listrules command.

disablerules [ruleid]

Disables all alert rules, or a specified alert rule. To specify a rule, use a rule ID number obtained using the listrules command. (command-line support).

droptable tablename [--wait waitTime]

Drops the specified Data Table and any dependent tables such as Aggregation or Preprocessor tables. The --wait option specifies a number of seconds to wait for the command to return, with status updates during the wait period. With no --wait option, the command returns to the prompt immediately, without reporting on the success or failure of the command.

enablerules [ruleid]

Enables all or a specified set of alert rules. To specify a rule, use its ruleID number obtained using the listrules command. (command-line support).

exportmetadata [--file filepath] [--resources comma separated resources]

Exports specified LiveView resources, using one or more of the following keywords from a LiveView server configured with a metadata store, to a specified location. If no file path is specified, the exported contents are displayed in the console window, in JSON format.

  • alerts

  • workspaces

For supported LiveView Web resources, refer to the LiveView Web documentation.

help

Displays available commands and when followed by a command name, displays usage text for that command. (command-line support). The --help option also provides command-level help for each lv-client subcommand, but not at the command-line.

importmetadata --data json formatted data to import |--file filepath [--policy skip|overwrite|abort] [ --resources comma separated resources]

Imports specified LiveView resources, using one or more of the following keywords from a LiveView server configured with a metadata store, to a specified location. The following LiveView server resources can be imported:

  • alerts

  • workspaces

For supported LiveView Web resources, refer to the LiveView Web documentation.

Policies:

  • skip: if the resource being imported is already present on the server, the resource is skipped.

  • overwrite: if the resource being imported is already present on the server, the resource is overwritten.

  • abort: If even a single resource of a particular type is present on the server, the import process is aborted for that type. For example, if you try to import two alerts, and one alert is already present on the server, no alert will be imported to the server.

killpublisher [sessionid publisherid] | [--where predicate-clause]

Kills the publisher having the specified combination of session ID and publisher ID. Or, if used with a predicate-clause, kills all publishers from the LVSessionPublishers table that satisfy the predicate against LVSessionPublishers.

killquery [sessionid queryid] | [--where predicate-clause]

Kills the query having the specified combination of session ID and query ID. Obtain queryid from the LVSessionQueries table. Or, if used with a predicate-clause, kills all queries currently listed in the LVSessionQueries table that satisfy the provided predicate against LVSessionQueries.

killsession [sessionid ] | [--where predicate-clause]

Kills the session with the specified session ID. Or, if used with the predicate-clause, kills all the sessions from the LVSessions table that satisfy the predicate against LVSessions.

listalertaction ruleid

Lists the actions belonging to the specified rule. Use rule ID numbers obtained using the listrules command.

listen queryid

Listens to a running live query. Use this command when multiple live queries are running to restrict the listening session to one query at a time. Obtain queryid from the LVSessionQueries table or the livestat command. Press X then Enter to stop listening.

listrules [ruleid]

Lists all or specified alert rules. To specify a rule, use the rule id number (command-line support).

listtable [TableName] [-a], listtables [TableName] [-a]

Lists tables available for querying. If you give the command a table name as a argument, it returns the field names and associated data types of the specified table (command-line support). Internal-only fields are suppressed by default; append -a to include those fields in the output.

live select-statement

Creates a live query, where select-statement is a complete LiveQL SELECT statement in the form live (select * or collist) from table [where predicate] [limit x] (command-line support).

livestat

Lists the status and IDs of current live queries.

print queryid

Prints current results of a live query. Obtain queryid from the LVSessionQueries table.

publish TableName [--delete [bufferSize] [flushIntervalMS]]

Reads CSV data from standard input and publishes to the specified table. Use the --delete option to specify an amount of data in bytes or a flush interval in milliseconds after which the published data is deleted. (command-line support).

quit

Quits the interactive client.

select LiveQL-statement

Runs a snapshot query. The select command uses the syntax of the LiveQL SELECT statement (command-line support).

sessioncontrol --acceptnew | --stopnew

Issuing this command has no effect unless the currently logged in username has the session entitlement as described in the Using LiveView Authentication and Authorization section of the LiveView Server System Configuration page of the LiveView Admin Guide. Use this command when you must prevent new client connection sessions from logging into LiveView Server, such as when you must send an alert to all users that the server must be taken down shortly. Specify the --stopnew option to prevent further connections, or the --acceptnew option to reverse that condition.

shutdown

Shuts down the connected LiveView Server (command-line support).

starttable tablename [--wait waitTime]

Starts or restarts the specified Data Table and all dependent tables, such as Aggregation or Preprocessor tables. The --wait option specifies a number of seconds to wait for the command to return, with status updates during the wait period. With no --wait option, the command returns to the prompt immediately, without reporting on the success or failure of the command.

version

At the command prompt, with no current server connection, displays the version of the LiveView Client API used to build the lv-client command. In interactive mode, when connected to a LiveView Server instance, displays the version of the server (command-line support).

SEE ALSO

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