tFileInputXML Properties in Spark Batch Jobs - 6.3

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Component family

File / Input

 

Basic settings

Define a storage configuration component

Select the configuration component to be used to provide the configuration information for the connection to the target file system such as HDFS.

If you leave this check box clear, the target file system is the local system.

Note that the configuration component to be used must be present in the same Job. For example, if you have dropped a tHDFSConfiguration component in the Job, you can select it to write the result in a given HDFS system.

 

Property type

Either Built-In or Repository.

 

 

Built-In: No property data stored centrally.

 

 

Repository: Select the repository file where the properties are stored.

The properties are stored centrally under the Hadoop Cluster node of the Repository tree.

The fields that come after are pre-filled in using the fetched data.

For further information about the Hadoop Cluster node, see the Getting Started Guide.

 

Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

 

 

Built-In: You create and store the schema locally for this component only. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.

 

 

Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.

 

Folder/File

Browse to, or enter the path pointing to the data to be used in the file system.

If the path you set points to a folder, this component will read all of the files stored in that folder, for example, /user/talend/in; if sub-folders exist, the sub-folders are automatically ignored unless you define the property spark.hadoop.mapreduce.input.fileinputformat.input.dir.recursive to be true in the Advanced properties table in the Spark configuration tab.

If you want to specify more than one files or directories in this field, separate each path using a comma (,).

If the file to be read is a compressed one, enter the file name with its extension; then ttFileInputXML automatically decompresses it at runtime. The supported compression formats and their corresponding extensions are:

  • DEFLATE: *.deflate

  • gzip: *.gz

  • bzip2: *.bz2

  • LZO: *.lzo

The button for browsing does not work with the Spark Local mode; if you are using the Spark Yarn or the Spark Standalone mode, ensure that you have properly configured the connection in a configuration component in the same Job, such as tHDFSConfiguration.

 

Element to extract

Enter the element from which you need to read the contents and the child elements of the input XML data.

The element defined in this field is used at the root node of any XPath specified within this component. This element helps define the atomic units of the XML data to be used so that however big the original document is or wherever the input is split, the rows within this element can be correctly distributed to the mapper tasks.

Note that any content outside this element is ignored and the child elements of this element cannot contain this element itself.

 

Loop XPath query

Node of the tree, which the loop is based on.

Note its root is the element you have defined in the Element to extract field.

 

Mapping

Column: Columns to map. They reflect the schema as defined in the Schema type field.

XPath Query: Enter the fields to be extracted from the structured input.

Get nodes: Select this check box to recuperate the XML content of all current nodes specified in the Xpath query list, or select the check box next to specific XML nodes to recuperate only the content of the selected nodes. These nodes are important when the output flow from this component needs to use the XML structure, for example, the Document data type.

For further information about the Document type, see Talend Studio User Guide.

 

Die on error

Select this check box to stop the execution of the Job when an error occurs.

Advanced settings

Set minimum partitions

Select this check box to control the number of partitions to be created from the input data over the default partitioning behavior of Spark.

In the displayed field, enter, without quotation marks, the minimum number of partitions you want to obtain.

When you want to control the partition number, you can generally set at least as many partitions as the number of executors for parallelism, while bearing in mind the available memory and the data transfer pressure on your network.

 

Custom encoding

You may encounter encoding issues when you process the stored data. In that situation, select this check box to display the Encoding list.

Select the encoding from the list or select Custom and define it manually. This field is compulsory for database data handling.

Usage in Spark Batch Jobs

This component is used as a start component and requires an output link..

This component, along with the Spark Batch component Palette it belongs to, appears only when you are creating a Spark Batch Job.

Note that in this documentation, unless otherwise explicitly stated, a scenario presents only Standard Jobs, that is to say traditional Talend data integration Jobs.

Log4j

If you are using a subscription-based version of the Studio, the activity of this component can be logged using the log4j feature. For more information on this feature, see Talend Studio User Guide.

For more information on the log4j logging levels, see the Apache documentation at http://logging.apache.org/log4j/1.2/apidocs/org/apache/log4j/Level.html.

Spark Connection

You need to use the Spark Configuration tab in the Run view to define the connection to a given Spark cluster for the whole Job. In addition, since the Job expects its dependent jar files for execution, one and only one file system related component from the Storage family is required in the same Job so that Spark can use this component to connect to the file system to which the jar files dependent on the Job are transferred:

This connection is effective on a per-Job basis.