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From Joe Percivall <>
Subject Re: Nifi - InvokeHTTP - retrying on 3xx with Location header issue
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2015 04:30:44 GMT

Firstly, I think you're mixing up "retry" and "redirect". The 3xx status code is for redirecting
to another url and 5xx is to try again. The property we have is "Follow Redirects". Retrying
doesn't involve a location header but the redirect does. That being said, I did a bit of digging
I don't think InvokeHttp was handling redirects properly. All we were doing was setting the
"setInstanceFollowRedirects" to true, which according to this site [1] doesn't fully handle

I am going to attach a patch to ticket 1086[2] tonight for InvokeHttp's refactor to use OkHttp
instead of HttpUrlConnection. If you'd like to test that out and see if that it solves the
redirect and location header problem that would be awesome.

- - - - - - 
Joseph Percivall

On Sunday, November 8, 2015 9:53 PM, Joe Witt <> wrote:

Joe P,

Do you have any other recommendations light of the work you're doing
now to Invoke HTTP?


On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 9:49 PM, M Singh <> wrote:
> Thanks Joe.
> When I look at the provenance of the flow file, it shows the status as 301
> as shown below but no Location attribute.
> If I curl the url and check the headers it does show the Location attribute.
> invokehttp.status.code  301
> On Sunday, November 8, 2015 4:58 PM, Joe Witt <> wrote:
> Hello
> You can use provenance or a LogAttributes processor to see what the
> headers are of the flow file after InvokeHTTP executes.  You may find
> the location header present as one of the attributes.  If so then you
> should be able to use that attribute to establish the URL it will hit
> next time.  Does that help?
> Thanks
> Joe
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 7:51 PM, M Singh <> wrote:
>> Hi:
>> I am trying to use InvokeHTTP and have set the follow-retry to true, and
>> have associated a self referencing relation for the InvokeHttp for
>> no-retry
>> (1xx, 2xx, and 3xx) and retry (5xx) relations.  But it looks like it
>> retires
>> only status 500 codes requests and for 3xx does not pick up the Location
>> header for retrying.
>> However, since I am new to nifi - I might be missing something or using
>> the
>> wrong settings or wrong processor.
>> If anyone has any suggestion, please let me know.
>> Thanks

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