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From Chesnay Schepler <ches...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JDBCInputFormat preparation with Flink 1.1-SNAPSHOT and Scala 2.11
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:25:44 GMT
you can always create your own InputFormat, but there is no 
AbstractJDBCInputFormat if that's what you were looking for.

When you say arbitrary tuple size, do you mean a) a size greater than 
25, or b) tuples of different sizes?
If a) unless you are fine with using nested tuples you won't get around 
the tuple size limitation. Since the user has to be aware of the nesting 
(since the fields can be accessed directly via tuple.f0 etc), this can't 
really be done in a general-purpose fashion.
If b) this will straight-up not work with tuples.

You could use POJO's though. then you could also group by column names.

I'm not sure about Scala, but in the Java Stream API you can pass the 
InputFormat and the TypeInformation into createInput.

I've recently did a prototype where the input type is determined 
automatically by querying the database. If this is a problem for you 
feel free to ping me.

On 09.03.2016 03:17, Prez Cannady wrote:
> I’m attempting to create a stream using JDBCInputFormat.  Objective is 
> to convert each record into a tuple and then serialize for input into 
> a Kafka topic.  Here’s what I have so far.
> ```
> val env = StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment
> val inputFormat = JDBCInputFormat.buildJDBCInputFormat()
>       .setDrivername("org.postgresql.Driver")
>       .setDBUrl("jdbc:postgresql:test")
>       .setQuery("select name from persons")
>       .finish()
> val stream : DataStream[Tuple1[String]] = env.createInput(...)
> ```
> I think this is essentially what I want to do.  It would be nice if I 
> could return tuples of arbitrary length, but reading the code suggests 
> I have to commit to a defined arity.  So I have some questions.
> 1. Is there a better way to read from a database (i.e., defining my 
> own `InputFormat` using Slick)?
> 2. To get the above example working, what should I supply to 
> `createInput`?
> Prez Cannady
> p: 617 500 3378
> e: revprez@opencorrelate.org <mailto:revprez@opencorrelate.org>
> GH: https://github.com/opencorrelate
> LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/revprez

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