File Template Sample

About This Sample

This sample illustrates the use of the TIBCO StreamBase® File Reader Adapter and TIBCO StreamBase® File Writer Adapter working together to read a templated file into the system and use the inbound tuple to replace values in the read file and then write that information back out to another file.

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

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

  • From the top menu, select FileLoad StreamBase Sample.

  • Select File reader input adapter using replacement fields to write a template file output from the StreamBase Standard Adapters category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project containing the sample files.

Running This Sample in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Package Explorer, double-click to open the TemplatedReadWrite.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.

  3. In the Manual Input view, Fill out the fields available and then click Send Data to send the tuple.

  4. In the Application Output view, observe tuples emitted on the ReadStatus and Data output streams.

  5. Repeat the process and send as many tuples as desired to test the functionality.

  6. Press F9 or click the Stop Running Application button.

  7. The sample application will produce an Output.txt file with the results formatted per the Template.txt template file.

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.

In the default TIBCO StreamBase installation, this sample's files are initially installed in:


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