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From Lars Francke <>
Subject Re: One-time Processors
Date Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:02:51 GMT

thanks for the welcome and the (really quick) reply.

My use-case (and again I may use NiFi for things it wasn't intended to) is
for a one-time/initial-import scenario. I have a Processor that I'd like to
start that then calls a Web service and pages through all results creating
FlowFiles and transferring them onwards. When it's reached the end I'd like
it to Stop automatically without being rescheduled.

I'd like to do it this way to maximise code-reuse with other flows (that
for example do incremental imports, a reason I'm excited about the upcoming
State Management) and get the benefits of monitoring etc.

So the feature proposed would work for me (run X times). Has a JIRA for
this been filed that I can track (looked but I couldn't find one)?
If I understand correctly there's currently no way from within a Processor
to stop itself?


On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 9:37 PM, Joe Witt <> wrote:

> Lars,
> First, welcome to NiFi.
> So you'll initiate the flow from NiFi through some manual trigger and
> that part makes sense/sounds straightforward.  But then the question
> is 'once the flow is done' I'd like it to shut down.  What are the
> processors/things that begin the flow?  We've recently had someone
> suggest adding a way to tell a processor to only run 'X' times before
> being unscheduled and thus requiring manual start.  Sounds like that
> might help you with your case as well.
> There is little impact to having all the processors after the first
> one running.  If there is no work to do they'll be quite efficient.
> Do you think if a processor had a 'max executions' concept that it
> would address your need?
> Thanks
> Joe
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Lars Francke <>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm just getting started with Nifi and understand that I probably still
> have
> > some misconceptions :)
> >
> > For various reasons I'd love to use NiFi for one-time actions/processors
> > which I'd like to trigger as needed from the UI. I've seen the various
> > scheduling strategies and the closest I've come is to have a really long
> run
> > schedule or a specific cron schedule.
> >
> > What I'd really like is a way for a Processor to gracefully stop itself
> when
> > it's done processing.
> >
> > Is there any way to achieve this?
> >
> > Thanks for your help

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