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From "Eugene Kirpichov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (BEAM-1983) SDF should properly support windowed side inputs
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:42:41 GMT


Eugene Kirpichov commented on BEAM-1983:

CC: [~aljoscha] [~kenn] [~thomasWeise] [~tgroh]

> SDF should properly support windowed side inputs
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BEAM-1983
>                 URL:
>             Project: Beam
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: runner-apex, runner-dataflow, runner-direct, runner-flink, sdk-java-core
>            Reporter: Eugene Kirpichov
>            Assignee: Eugene Kirpichov
> Currently there is no test coverage for Splittable DoFn + windowed side inputs, especially
when not all of the side input windows are ready.
> Moreover, current implementation of SDF in the direct runner is definitely wrong: it
uses a ParDoEvaluator to run the ProcessFn, and this ParDoEvaluator looks at the wrong windows
to decide which windows are ready and which are not:
- the WindowedValue in question is a KeyedWorkItem, and they are always in the global window,
but the important windows are windows of elements inside this KWI's elementsIterable().
> This JIRA is to:
> 1) add test coverage for this case
> 2) implement proper support in all runners
> I believe the easiest way to do 2) is to:
> - make SplittableParDo, in case the DoFn has side inputs, pre-explode windows before
feeding them into GroupByKeyIntoKeyedWorkItems , so that the resulting KWI's have elements
only in a single window
> - tweak runners to look at the proper window, and assert that there's only one window,
while evaluating ProcessFn, in case the DoFn uses side inputs

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