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From 尹文才 <batman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NIFI templates in template folder in sync with templates inside NIFI UI
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:51:22 GMT
Thanks Matt, I could make use of the rest api to automate the template sync
work.😀

2017-09-15 1:00 GMT+08:00 Matt Gilman <matt.c.gilman@gmail.com>:

> Ben,
>
> In the 0.x baseline, the templates were stored in the templates directory
> that you're referring to. Starting in the 1.x baseline, the templates were
> migrated to become part of the flow.xml.gz. In order to support users
> upgrading from 0.x to 1.x, templates in the directory are automatically
> moved to the flow.xml.gz. If you're looking to automate template
> importing/removal, I would recommend using the REST API. If you open up
> your browser you should be able to see these requests in action.
> Additionally, you can find documentation for them here [1]. The
> import/upload endpoints are under Process Groups and the removal endpoints
> are under Templates.
>
> Thanks
>
> Matt
>
> [1] https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/rest-api/index.html
>
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 2:40 AM, 尹文才 <batman713@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi guys, I put all my flow template xml files inside the nifi template
> > directory specified inside the nifi.properties config file so that nifi
> > could read in all my templates. But sometimes I need to clear all the
> > templates currently inside nifi and then place in a new template, I would
> > remove all the template xml files inside the template folder and put the
> > new template xml file into it. But when I restart nifi, there're 5
> > templates available, which are 4 old templates and 1 new template.
> >
> > I know I could manually remove all templates inside nifi, but I wish to
> do
> > this all programmatically. I also know nifi keeps the templates inside
> the
> > flow.xml.gz file.
> > So does nifi simply adds the new templates in the template folder into
> the
> > flow.xml.gz file without removing the old ones?
> >
> > I have used beyond compare trying to compare the template xml file
> content
> > with the template section inside the flow.xml extracted from flow.xml.gz,
> > they're slightly differently and most content are the same, does anyone
> > know the relationship between these two?
> >
> > What I want to achieve is to keep the templates in the template folder
> and
> > the templates in nifi in sync without having to manually  do anything in
> > nifi UI, does
> > anyone know if it's possible and if so how? Thanks.
> >
> > /Ben
> >
>

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