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From Aldrin Piri <>
Subject Re: Event-driven process scheduling for RSS feed?
Date Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:13:59 GMT

You would be correct in your analysis of GetFile.  GetFile does not have a
processing "mode" where it is driven by incoming files.

Just to clarify, when you are referencing scheduling, that is approaching
"running" of the processor slightly differently, and dictates when the Flow
Controller triggers a processor to execute.  The two modes are closely
related, however.  Some additional details can be located in the User Guide

Currently, your desired functionality is something that is not currently in
a NiFi processor, and I have created an issue to get it added either as a
likely extension of GetFile, as I can see how it would certainly be
helpful. [2]


On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Rick Braddy <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I’m trying to understand how to construct an event-driven RSS feed using
> HandleHttpRequest and HandleHttpResponse.  I have an XML file as the RSS
> feed file.
> My original inclination was to connect the “success” output from
> HandleHttpRequest to trigger a GetFile processor to get the RSS feed file
> (without deleting it) and send it along into HandleHttpResponse.  Of
> course, this failed miserably, because GetFile very quickly filled up its
> output queue with 6 GB of RSS feed file copies.  After rewiring things to
> clear the queue out, then deleting my queue recovery setup, I went looking
> at the “Scheduling” tab of the GetFile processor, hoping to find an
> “Event-driven” scheduling method; unfortunately, there is no such thing as
> truly “event-driven” for a processor (from what I can tell), and each block
> runs by default as fast as possible, and can be slowed down to only process
> periodically.
> I’m guessing there’s a simple solution to my need to create this RSS feed
> server, but given I’m still learning Nifi, it’s escaping me at the moment.
> Rick

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