Hi Henry,

Idle state retention is just making a trade-off between the accuracy and the storage consumption. It can meet part of the calculation requirements in the stream environment, but not all. For instance, in your use case, if there exists a TTL for each article, their praise states can be safely removed after a period of time. Otherwise, inconsistencies are unavoidable.

We admit that there should be other state retention mechanisms which can be applied in different scenarios. However, for now, setting a larger retention time or simply omitting this config seems to be the only choices.

Best,
Xingcan

On Aug 21, 2018, at 6:03 PM, 徐涛 <happydexutao@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Fabian,
Is the behavior a bit weird? Because it leads to data inconsistency.

Best,
Henry

在 2018年8月21日,下午5:14,Fabian Hueske <fhueske@gmail.com> 写道:

Hi,

In the given example, article_id 123 will always remain in the external storage. The state is removed and hence it cannot be retracted anymore.
Once the state was removed and the count reaches 10, a second record for article_id 123 will be emitted to the data store.

As soon as you enable state retention and state is needed that was removed, the query result can become inconsistent.

Best, Fabian

2018-08-21 10:52 GMT+02:00 徐涛 <happydexutao@gmail.com>:
Hi Fabian,
SELECT article_id FROM praise GROUP BY article_id having count(1)>=10
If article_id 123 has 100 praises and remains its state in the dynamic table ,and when the time passed, its state is removed, but later the article_id 123 has never reached to 10 praises.
How can other program know that the state is been removed? Because the sink currently has the praises count stored as 100, it is not consistent as the dynamic table.

Best, 
Henry


在 2018年8月21日,下午4:16,Fabian Hueske <fhueske@gmail.com> 写道:

Hi,

No, it won't. I will simply remove state that has not been accessed for the configured time but not change the result.
For example, if you have a GROUP BY aggregation and the state for a grouping key is removed, the operator will start a new aggregation if a record with the removed grouping key arrives.

Idle state retention is not meant to affect the semantics of a query.
The semantics of updating the result should be defined in the query, e.g., with a WHERE clause that removes all records that are older than 1 day (note, this is not supported yet).

Best, Fabian

2018-08-21 10:04 GMT+02:00 徐涛 <happydexutao@gmail.com>:
Hi All,
        Will idle state retention trigger retract in dynamic table?

Best,
Henry