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Run and Test a Project in SAP HANA Smart Data Streaming
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Run and Test a Project in SAP HANA Smart Data Streaming


Part 7 of 9. Run and test the streaming project using Stream View, Manual Input, and Event Tracer tools.

You will learn

  • Running the project that you built in the previous exercises.
  • Using the Playback tool to simulate a live source and stream in data from a file at a controlled rate.
  • Using the Stream Viewer to view the output from each stream/window in your project.
  • Using the Manual Input tool to manually generate test events and send them into your project one at a time.
  • Using the Event Tracer tool to see how an event flows through the directed graph within the project.

Step 1: Running the project

In the next 10 steps you will run the project, play some data and view the results.

Go to SAP HANA Streaming Development perspective. Click the drop down arrow next to the Run button and select the streaming server to run this project. You will be switched into the SAP HANA Streaming Run-Test perspective after you have deployed and ran the project.

run the project

Double-click on MACHINEDATA to open it in the Stream View.

Note: You won’t see any data, because we haven’t loaded any data yet.

go to stream view
Step 3: Open other streams

Now double-click on each of the other streams/windows to open them in the Stream View tool.

open all tables
Step 4: Click playback

Click the Playback tab.

Step 5: Connect the playback tool

Click Select Project icon in the top right corner of the Playback window to connect the playback tool to the current project (if you had multiple projects running it would ask you to choose).

select project
Step 6: Select the data file

Click Select Playback File icon shown below to select the data file to use.

select playback file
Step 7: Download machinedata.csv

If you have not downloaded the playback data already, please download the machinedata.csv file included in the prerequisites. In the Open dialogue window, change the file type to .csv. Choose machinedata.csv included in this tutorial and then click Open. You can also press Alt+o.

open file
Step 8: Control the playback speed

Click rec/ms. You want to control the playback speed so that you can watch things happen at a reasonable pace. Once it’s running you can speed it up or slow it down using the slider tool. Enter 0.005 in the rec/ms box.

rec per sec
Step 9: Start playback

Then click the Start Playback button with icon shown below.

Step 10: View output

Click each viewer tab to view the output from each stream/window.

switch tabs
Step 11: Using manual input and the event tracer tools

In the next eight steps you will use manual input and event tracer tools.

Click the Event Tracer tab to select it. Click on the Select Running Project button to connect to a running project. if you have multiple projects running, it would prompt you to choose one.

open event tracer
Step 12: Choose manual input

Click the Manual Input tab.

click manual input
Step 13: Connect the manual input tool

Click Select Stream to connect the manual input tool to the project.

select project
Step 14: Choose MACHINEDATA

Click on MACHINEDATA and then click OK.

choose project
Step 15: Fill in input fields

Fill out input fields as shown in the picture. Use one of the following as the MACHINEID since these are the existing values in the "MACHINE_REF" table that you are using: 2DDDBW3TP, EKM49RTXK, RB82KMY3S, 4CBH7792RN, JMD51RTKK, GGR23RTXK, or 8HRT4WX2. You can alter the other values. Then click Publish button to send the event.

fill info
Step 16: View the output

The colors in the Event Tracer (at the top of studio) diagram shows how each stream/window in the project is affected by the event you just sent. Double-click on each node to view the output generated by that node in response to the event in the Console.

event tracer
Step 17: Select stream view

Click the Stream View tab.

stream view
Step 18: Find your entry

Find the entry that you submitted through Manual Input.

find the event

Next Steps


  • Files: Download the machinedata.csv file, which will be use later for playback during testing.
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