XML Over HTTP Output Adapter Sample

About This Sample

This sample demonstrates the usage of the Spotfire Streaming XML-Over-HTTP Output Adapter.

The XML Over HTTP embedded adapter posts tuples to an HTTP post handler. These can be created in a variety of languages and forms. A common form is a Java servlet, an example of which is provided in Example Servlet.

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 xmlo to narrow the list of options.

  • Select XML-over-HTTP output adapter from the StreamBase Standard Adapters category.

  • Click Import Now.

StreamBase Studio creates a project for the sample.

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 XMLOverHTTPTest.sbapp file. In the EventFlow editor, click the XMLOverHTTP adapter icon to open its Properties view.

  4. In the Adapter Settings tab, change URL to point to your HTTP POST handler. If a servlet is handling the HTTP POST request, then point to the fully qualified path of the deployed servlet, such as http://host:port/path-to-servlet.

  5. Make sure the application is the currently active tab in the EventFlow Editor, and click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the module.

  6. Select the Manual Input tab.

  7. Enter valid integers for a, b, and c, and press Send Data.

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

  9. The POST handler for the specified URL should now have received one request for each tuple entered.

Example Servlet

The following is an example of a simple Java servlet you can use with this sample.

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import java.net.URLDecoder;

public class TestServlet extends HttpServlet {
    public TestServlet () {
     protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest req,
             HttpServletResponse resp) throws ServletException, IOException {
         DataOutputStream daos = new DataOutputStream(resp.getOutputStream());
         daos.writeBytes("Hello, World");
     protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest req,
             HttpServletResponse resp) throws ServletException, IOException {

         BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(req.getInputStream()));
         String line = null;
         while ((line = br.readLine()) != null) {
             line = URLDecoder.decode(line);
             System.out.println("readLine:" + line);

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.