Streaming experts, any clues how to achieve this?

After extracting few variables, I need to run them through a REST API for verification and decision making. 

Thanks for your help. 

Nick

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020, 6:27 PM Nick Dawes <nickdawes76@gmail.com> wrote:
I need to extract a value from a PySpark structured streaming Dataframe to a string variable to check something. 

I tried this code. 

agentName = kinesisDF.select(kinesisDF.agentName.getItem(0).alias("agentName")).collect()[0][0]

This works on a non-streaming Dataframe only. In a streaming Dataframe, collect is not supported. 

Any workaround for this?

Nick