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Debug my Code

This example shows you how to debug code from the data pipeline API using the DebugReader.

The demo code reads a CSV file and writes its contents to a new CSV file. The data transfer is done via the DebugReader and the contents of the input file are printed to the console for debugging purpose. Similarly, the DebugReader can be used for debugging other types of data transfers.

There are other examples listed which show how to continue after an error or handle exceptions.

Input CSV file

Account,LastName,FirstName,Balance,CreditLimit,AccountCreated,Rating
101,Reeves,Keanu,9315.45,10000.00,1/17/1998,A
312,"Butler,Gerard,90.00,1000.00,8/6/2003,B
868,Hewitt,Jennifer Love,0,17000.00,5/25/1985,B
761,Pinkett-Smith,Jada,49654.87,100000.00,12/5/2006,A
317,Murray,Bill,789.65,5000.00,2/5/2007,C

Java Code Listing

/*
 * Copyright (c) 2006-2018 North Concepts Inc.  All rights reserved.
 * Proprietary and Confidential.  Use is subject to license terms.
 *
 * http://northconcepts.com/data-pipeline/licensing/
 *
 */
package com.northconcepts.datapipeline.examples.cookbook;

import java.io.File;

import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.core.DataReader;
import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.core.DataWriter;
import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.core.DebugReader;
import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.csv.CSVReader;
import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.csv.CSVWriter;
import com.northconcepts.datapipeline.job.Job;

public class DebugMyCode {
    
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Throwable {
        DataReader reader = new CSVReader(new File("example/data/input/credit-balance-01.csv"))
            .setFieldNamesInFirstRow(true);

        DataWriter writer = new CSVWriter(new File("example/data/output/credit-balance-04.csv"))
            .setFieldNamesInFirstRow(true);

        // print each record to System.out as they are read, 
        // prefixing the output with the text "from file"
        DebugReader debugReader = new DebugReader(reader, "from file", System.out);
    
        Job.run(debugReader, writer);
    }

}

Code Walkthrough

  1. A CSVReader is created using the file path of the input file credit-balance-01.csv.
  2. A CSVWriter is created using the file path of the output file credit-balance-04.csv.
  3. A DebugReader wrapped around the CSVReader is created.
  4. Data is transferred from the input CSV file to the output CSV file via JobTemplate.DEFAULT.transfer method.

DebugReader

A DebugReader can be wrapped around any Reader for debugging purpose. It modifies the input data and displays it in the specified OutputStream. It can be created using the following parameters:

  • DataReader - This is the reader corresponding to the input file whose contents are being debugged.
  • String - This is the text that is to be prefixed to the output. Any text can be used here.
  • OutputStream - This is the output stream where the output will be printed. System.out is used for demo purpose, it can be replaced with any OutputStream.

Output CSV file

Account,LastName,FirstName,Balance,CreditLimit,AccountCreated,Rating
101,Reeves,Keanu,9315.45,10000.00,1/17/1998,A
312,Butler,Gerard,90.00,1000.00,8/6/2003,B
868,Hewitt,Jennifer Love,0,17000.00,5/25/1985,B
761,Pinkett-Smith,Jada,49654.87,100000.00,12/5/2006,A
317,Murray,Bill,789.65,5000.00,2/5/2007,C

Console output

==========================================================
from file
------------------------------------------
Record {
    0:[Account]:STRING=[101]:String
    1:[LastName]:STRING=[Reeves]:String
    2:[FirstName]:STRING=[Keanu]:String
    3:[Balance]:STRING=[9315.45]:String
    4:[CreditLimit]:STRING=[10000.00]:String
    5:[AccountCreated]:STRING=[1/17/1998]:String
    6:[Rating]:STRING=[A]:String
}

==========================================================
from file
------------------------------------------
Record {
    0:[Account]:STRING=[312]:String
    1:[LastName]:STRING=[Butler]:String
    2:[FirstName]:STRING=[Gerard]:String
    3:[Balance]:STRING=[90.00]:String
    4:[CreditLimit]:STRING=[1000.00]:String
    5:[AccountCreated]:STRING=[8/6/2003]:String
    6:[Rating]:STRING=[B]:String
}

==========================================================
from file
------------------------------------------
Record {
    0:[Account]:STRING=[868]:String
    1:[LastName]:STRING=[Hewitt]:String
    2:[FirstName]:STRING=[Jennifer Love]:String
    3:[Balance]:STRING=[0]:String
    4:[CreditLimit]:STRING=[17000.00]:String
    5:[AccountCreated]:STRING=[5/25/1985]:String
    6:[Rating]:STRING=[B]:String
}

==========================================================
from file
------------------------------------------
Record {
    0:[Account]:STRING=[761]:String
    1:[LastName]:STRING=[Pinkett-Smith]:String
    2:[FirstName]:STRING=[Jada]:String
    3:[Balance]:STRING=[49654.87]:String
    4:[CreditLimit]:STRING=[100000.00]:String
    5:[AccountCreated]:STRING=[12/5/2006]:String
    6:[Rating]:STRING=[A]:String
}

==========================================================
from file
------------------------------------------
Record {
    0:[Account]:STRING=[317]:String
    1:[LastName]:STRING=[Murray]:String
    2:[FirstName]:STRING=[Bill]:String
    3:[Balance]:STRING=[789.65]:String
    4:[CreditLimit]:STRING=[5000.00]:String
    5:[AccountCreated]:STRING=[2/5/2007]:String
    6:[Rating]:STRING=[C]:String
}

21:48:02,252 DEBUG [main] datapipeline:72 - job::Success
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