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Simulating Multiple Events via Databases

This section explains how to generate multiple events via databases to be analyzed via WSO2 SP.


Before simulating events via databases, the following prerequisites must be completed:

  • A Siddhi application must be created.
  • The database from which you want to simulate events must be already configured for WSO2 SP. 

Simulating events

To simulate multiple events from a database, follow the procedure below:

  1. Access the Stream Processor Studio via the http://localhost:<EDITOR_PORT>/editor URL. The Stream Processor Studio opens as shown below.

    The default URL is http://localhost:9090/editor

  2. Click the Event Simulator icon in the left pane of the editor.
  3. Click the Feed tab to open the Feed Simulation panel.
  4. To create a new simulation, click Create. This opens the following panel.
  5. Enter values for the displayed fields as follows.
    1. In the Simulation Name field, enter a name for the event simulation.
    2. In the Description field, enter a description for the event simulation.
    3. If you want to simulate events at time intervals of a specific length, enter that length in milliseconds in the Time Interval(ms) field.
    4. If you want to enter more advanced conditions to simulate the events, click Advanced Configurations. As a result, the following section is displayed.

      Then enter details as follows. 
      1. If you want to include only events that belong to a specific time interval in the simulation feed, enter the start time and the end time  in the Starting Event's Timestamp and Ending Event's Timestamp fields respectively. To select a timestamp, click the time and calendar icon next to the field.

        Then select the required date, hour, minute, second and millisecond. Click Done to select the time stamp entered. If you want to select the current time, you can click Now.
      2. If you want to restrict the event simulation feed to a specific number of events, enter the required number in the No of Events field.
    5. In the Simulation Source field, select Database. To connect to a new database, click Add Simulation Source to open the following section.

      Enter information as follows:

      Siddhi App NameSelect the Siddhi Application in which the event stream for which you want to simulate events is defined.
      Stream NameSelect the event stream for which you want to simulate events. All the streams defined in the Siddhi Application you selected are available to be selected.
      Data SourceThe JDBC URL to be used to access the required database.
      Driver ClassThe driver class name of the selected database.
      UsernameThe username that must be used to access the database.
      PasswordThe password that must be used to access the database.
    6. Once you have entered the above information, click Connect to Database. If the datasource is correctly configured, the following is displayed to indicate that WSO2 SP can successfully connect to the database.
    7. To use the index value as the event timestamp, select the Timestamp Index option. Then enter the relevant index. If you want the vents in the CSV file to be sorted based on the timestamp, select the Yes option under CSV File is Ordered by Timestamp.
    8. To increase the timestamp of the published events, select the Timestamp Interval option. Then enter the number of milliseconds by which you want to increase the timestamp of each event.
  6. Click Save. This adds the fed simulation you created as an active simulation in the Feed Simulation tab of the left panel as shown below.
  7. Click on the play button of this simulation to open the Run or Debug dialog box.
  8. If you want to run the Siddhi application you previously selected and simulate events for it, select Run. If you want to simulate events in the Debug mode, select Debug. Once you have selected the required mode, click Start Simulation. A message appears to inform you that the feed simulation started successfully. Similarly, when the simulation is completed, a message appears to inform you that the event simulation has finished.

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