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From "Ott, Charles H." <>
Subject Using Java7, fetch instance name or uuid WITHOUT Connector class?
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:26:14 GMT
I am making a more user friendly (Swing) tool for performing import/exports of table data via (Currently using Accumulo 1.5.0 w/ cdh4u5)

The first thing I do is load a list of tables into a swing component using the http://monitorURL/xml

    private void loadTables() {
        try {
            jaxbContext = JAXBContext.newInstance(Stats.class);
            jaxbUnmarshaller = jaxbContext.createUnmarshaller();
            jaxbMarshaller = jaxbContext.createMarshaller();

            Stats stats = (Stats) jaxbUnmarshaller.unmarshal(
                    new URL("http://" 
                            + associatedHost.getHostname() 
                            + ":" 
                            + associatedHost.getUi_port() 
                            + "/xml"));
            String results = new String();
            for (Table t : stats.getTables().getTable()) {
                results = results.concat(t.getTablename() + "\r\n");
        } catch (Exception err) {

Then I create a ZooKeeperInstance, and call the 'getConnector' method to get a connector used
for scanning:
        try {
            connector = zooInstance.getConnector(username, password.getBytes());
        } catch (Exception err) {

Since, I now have the connector, I can get the 'user' Authorizations class for the export
tool's client.Scanner:
	this.authorizations = connector.securityOperations().getUserAuthorizations(username);

The part I am not sure how to do is automatically determine the 'instance name' or 'instance
uuid' when constructing the ZooKeeperInstance.  I can see both strings displayed on the header
of the Accumulo Monitor:

<div id='subheader'>Instance&nbsp;Name:&nbsp;gm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Version:&nbsp;1.5.0
<br><span class='smalltext'>Instance&nbsp;ID:&nbsp;a85286bf-031c-4e24-9b47-f6aca34401b8</span>
<br><span class='smalltext'>Tue&nbsp;Jan&nbsp;28&nbsp;12:15:41&nbsp;EST&nbsp;2014</span></div>

But I do not see any 'clean' way to retrieve it using the Java API, without doing a parse
of the monitor's HTML.  Which feels dirty.

This leaves me with one option, for the user to specify the instance name before clicking
'Export Tables'.  Which I think is a bit silly considering the user has already entered and
saved the MonitorURL, dbUsername and dbPassword within the tool.  Thoughts?

Thanks in advance to anyone who read this far!
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