RSS Reader Input Adapter Sample

Summary

This sample demonstrates the use of the TIBCO StreamBase® RSS Reader for reading RSS data from a website. The RSS Reader is configured to connect to two popular RSS feeds from nytimes.com. You must be connected to the Internet for this sample to function properly.

Running This Sample in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Package Explorer, double-click to open the RSSReader.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. The RSS input adapter instance in this application does not start when the application starts.

  3. Start the RSS Reader adapter. To do so, open a terminal windows on UNIX, or a StreamBase Command Prompt on Windows, and type the following command:

    sbadmin resume default.RSSFeedAggregator
  4. As the RSS server sends lines of input to the application, they appear in the Application Output pane.

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

Running This Sample 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 three 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 RSSReader.sbapp
  3. In window 2, type:

    sbc dequeue RSSFeedOutput
  4. In window 3, type:

    sbadmin resume default.RSSFeedAggregator
  5. Look for the processed tuples containing RSS feed information being output in window 2.

  6. 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 this sample from the Embedded Adapters list.

  • 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.

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_adapter_embedded_rssreader

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/adapter/embedded/rssreader

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