tWritePositionalFields properties in Spark Streaming Jobs - 6.1

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Warning

The streaming version of this component is available in the Palette of the studio on the condition that you have subscribed to Talend Real-time Big Data Platform or Talend Data Fabric.

Component family

Processing/Fields

 

Basic settings

Output type

Select the type of the data to be outputted into the target file. The data is byte arrays if you select byte[].

 

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.

The schema of this component is read-only. You can click Edit schema to view the schema.

When the output type is String, the read-only single column is messageContent. This column is used to provide strings to the output components such as tJMSOutput.

When the output type is byte[], the read-only single column is serializedValue. This column is used to provide byte arrays to the output components such as tKafkaOutput.

The output schema and its read-only column can be seen by clicking the Row > Output link to the component that follows in the same Job. The schema is displayed in the Basic settings tab of the Component view

 

Include header

Select this check box to include the column header to the file.

 

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.

 

Formats

Customize the data format of the positional file for each column from the input schema.

  • Column: Select the column you want to customize.

  • Size: Enter the column size.

  • Padding char: Type in between quotes the padding characters used. A space by default.

  • Alignment: Select the appropriate alignment parameter.

  • Keep: If the data in the column or in the field are too long, select the part you want to keep.

Advanced settings

Advanced separator (for number)

Select this check box to change the separator used for numbers. By default, the thousands separator is a comma (,) and the decimal separator is a period (.).

Usage in Spark Streaming Jobs

In a Talend Spark Streaming Job, this component is used as an intermediate step and other components used along with it must be Spark Streaming components, too. They generate native Spark Streaming code that can be executed directly in a Spark cluster.

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

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.

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.