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From Russell Bateman <r...@windofkeltia.com>
Subject Re: NiFi property values and line separators
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:43:18 GMT
No, you're right, Matt. Clearly it does preserve them. Copying them 
after they've been created seemed to lose them, but I was wrong about 
that. Thanks.

On 04/19/2017 07:02 AM, Matt Gilman wrote:
> Russell,
>
> Are you able to provide steps to replicate the loss of line returns? I've
> tried with properties that both support EL and not. Can you verify the loss
> of line returns by viewing your flow.xml.gz?
>
> Matt
>
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Russell Bateman <russ@windofkeltia.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm writing a custom processor. It needs to support dynamic properties the
>> values of which must often contain line separators as entered from the UI.
>> I'm a little confused from having attempted to put values (by holding down
>> Shift when pressing Enter) into other processors' properties (like
>> /UpdateAttributes/) because, while it appears to work, I'm not sure they
>> are preserved. (They appear to be discarded at some point if I'm looking at
>> what I think I'm looking at.)
>>
>> I'm asking before I go to the work to support properties for configuring
>> this data (formerly, it came in from configuration files, but it's
>> inconvenient to force flow writers to manage files and file locations
>> outside of the UI when they're already sitting there in a perfectly good
>> NiFi configuration dialog). If this doesn't work so well, I won't go to the
>> trouble of creating this better mechanism.
>>
>> Suggestions?
>>
>> Russ
>>
>>
>>


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