How to pass arguments to application.java class in Apache Apex?

By : Raja
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Question!

How can I pass arguments to Application.java class ? Like how we pass (String[] args) in main method in java ?

Couldn’t find any references. Can someone please share knowledge on this ?

Thanks a lot.

By : Raja


Answers

You can pass arguments as Configuration. This configuration will be passed as an argument to populateDAG() method in Application.java.

Configuration is org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration. You can specify it as xml. For xml syntax please refer to https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r2.6.1/api/org/apache/hadoop/conf/Configuration.html.

There are different ways in which properties can be specified:

  1. ~/.dt/dt-site.xml: By default apex cli will look for this file (~ is your home directory). You should use this file for the properties which are common to all the applications in your environment.

  2. -conf option on apex cli: launch command on apex cli provides -conf option to specify properties. You need to specify the path for the configuration xml. You should use this file for the properties which are specific to a particular application or specific to this launch of the application.

  3. -Dproperty-name=value: launch command on apex cli provides -D option to specify properties. You can specify multiple properties like -Dproperty-name1=value1 -Dproperty-name2=value2 etc.

Syntax for specifying operator properties is as follows:



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