Avro to Tuple and Tuple to Avro Operator Sample

This sample shows how to use the TIBCO StreamBase® 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 illustrate 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 setup with a schema to try out various data types converting from tuples to Avro and back.

Running the Sample in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Package Explorer view, in project sample_avro, double-click to open the AvroConvert.sbapp application.

  2. With the AvroConvert.sbapp application selected and active, click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the application.

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

  4. In the Application Output view, observe a tuple dequeued on the ConvertEntireInputOut, ConvertFieldInputOut, and Output streams.

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

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

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 Avro from the Data Constructs and Operators category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project for the operator samples.

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.