Avro Operator Sample


This sample shows how to use the Spotfire Streaming Avro to Tuple and Tuple to Avro operators.

See the description of the operators' Properties views in Using the Avro to Tuple Operator and Using the Tuple to Avro Operator.

The sample application illustrates the use of the Avro to Tuple and Tuple to Avro operators. In this sample, the operator takes an input tuple and produces an Apache Avro Record blob. It then takes that blob and produces a tuple. The sample is set up with a schema to try out various data types converting from tuples to Avro and back.

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

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

  • From the top-level menu, click File>Import Samples and Community Content.

  • Enter avro to narrow the list of options.

  • Select Apache Avro from the Large Data Storage and Analysis category.

  • Click Import Now.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project for the operator samples.

Running This Sample in StreamBase Studio

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

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

    If the red marks do not resolve themselves after a minute, select the project, right-click, and select Maven>Update Project from the context menu.

  2. Open the src/main/eventflow/packageName folder.

  3. Open the AvroConvert.sbapp file and click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the module.

  4. In the Manual Input view, select the Input stream and enter some values then click Send Data.

  5. In the Output Streams view, observe a tuple dequeued on the ConvertEntireInputOut, ConvertFieldInputOut, and Output streams.

  6. Experiment by entering other values in the fields of the TestInput stream, clicking Send Data, and observing the resulting output tuples.

  7. When done, press F9 or click the Terminate EventFlow Fragment button.

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.