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Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-8240) Create unified interfaces to configure and instatiate TableSources
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:57:00 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-8240:
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Github user twalthr commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/5240#discussion_r163865339
  
    --- Diff: flink-libraries/flink-table/src/main/scala/org/apache/flink/table/descriptors/TableSourceDescriptor.scala
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    +package org.apache.flink.table.descriptors
    +
    +import org.apache.flink.table.descriptors.DescriptorUtils.statistics
    +import org.apache.flink.table.plan.stats.TableStats
    +
    +import scala.collection.JavaConverters._
    +
    +/**
    +  * Common class for all descriptors describing a table source.
    +  */
    +abstract class TableSourceDescriptor extends Descriptor {
    +
    +  protected var schemaDescriptor: Option[Schema] = None
    +  protected var connectorDescriptor: Option[ConnectorDescriptor] = None
    +  protected var encodingDescriptor: Option[EncodingDescriptor] = None
    +  protected var proctimeDescriptor: Option[Proctime] = None
    +  protected var rowtimeDescriptor: Option[Rowtime] = None
    +  protected var statisticsDescriptor: Option[Statistics] = None
    +  protected var metaDescriptor: Option[Metadata] = None
    +
    --- End diff --
    
    I added this functionality to the `Schema` descriptor.


> Create unified interfaces to configure and instatiate TableSources
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-8240
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-8240
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Table API &amp; SQL
>            Reporter: Timo Walther
>            Assignee: Timo Walther
>            Priority: Major
>
> At the moment every table source has different ways for configuration and instantiation.
Some table source are tailored to a specific encoding (e.g., {{KafkaAvroTableSource}}, {{KafkaJsonTableSource}})
or only support one encoding for reading (e.g., {{CsvTableSource}}). Each of them might implement
a builder or support table source converters for external catalogs.
> The table sources should have a unified interface for discovery, defining common properties,
and instantiation. The {{TableSourceConverters}} provide a similar functionality but use an
external catalog. We might generialize this interface.
> In general a table source declaration depends on the following parts:
> {code}
> - Source
>   - Type (e.g. Kafka, Custom)
>   - Properties (e.g. topic, connection info)
> - Encoding
>   - Type (e.g. Avro, JSON, CSV)
>   - Schema (e.g. Avro class, JSON field names/types)
> - Rowtime descriptor/Proctime
>   - Watermark strategy and Watermark properties
>   - Time attribute info
> - Bucketization
> {code}
> This issue needs a design document before implementation. Any discussion is very welcome.



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