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From Guozhang Wang <wangg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reading messages offset in Apache Kafka
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:41 GMT
Hi Anand,

You can use the high-level consumer and turn of auto.offset.commit, and do
sth. like:

message = consumer.iter.next();
bool acked = false
while (!acked) {
acked = writeToDB();


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 3:30 AM, anand jain <anandjain1984@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am very much new to Kafka and we are using Kafka 0.8.1.
> What I need to do is to consume a message from topic. For that, I will have
> to write one consumer in Java which will consume a message from topic and
> then save that message to database. After a message is saved, some
> acknowledgement will be sent to Java consumer. If acknowledgement is true,
> then next message should be consumed from the topic. If acknowldgement is
> false(which means due to some error message,read from the topic, couldn't
> be saved into the database), then again that message should be read.
> I think I need to use Simple Consumer,to have control over message offset
> and have gone through the Simple Consumer example as given in this link
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/0.8.0+SimpleConsumer+Example
> .
> In this example, offset is evaluated in run method as 'readOffset'. Do I
> need to play with that? For e.g. I can use LatestTime() instead of
> EarliestTime() and in case of false, I will reset the offset to the one
> before using offset - 1.
> Is this how I should proceed? Or can the same be done using High Level API?

-- Guozhang

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