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Re: Event Time Session Window does not trigger..


By setting the time characteristic to EventTime, you enable the internal handling of record timestamps and watermarks.
In contrast to EventTime, ProcessingTime does not require any additional data.

You can use both, EventTime and ProcessingTime in the same application and StreamExecutionEnvironment.
However, if you enable EventTime, this will be the default mode in some API methods that create time-based operators and you will need to explicitly create ProcessingTime operators if you want to work in ProcessingTime.
For example, the stream.keyBy().timeWindow(Time.minute(1)) shortcut, would create an EventTime Tumbling Window if the TimeCharacteristic is set to EventTime and a ProcessingTIme Tumbling Window if it is ProcessingTIme.


2018-08-06 4:30 GMT+02:00 Hequn Cheng <chenghequn@xxxxxxxxx>:
Hi anna, shyla

When we call setStreamTimeCharacteristic(env.setStreamTimeCharacteristic), it means sets the time characteristic for all streams create from this environment. So if your application contains multi environments, then yes.

Best, Hequn

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 9:37 AM, shyla deshpande <deshpandeshyla@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Hequn,

I now realize that in Production, data will not be a problem since this will be a high volume kafka topic. 
So, I will go with EventTime. 

Still, I would like to know if 
I can use both TimeCharacteristic.ProcessingTime  and TimeCharacteristic.EventTime in an application.
Thanks, the link you provided saved my time.

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:28 AM, anna stax <annastax80@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Hequn, 

Thanks for link. Looks like I better use ProcessingTime instead of EventTime especially because of the 4th reason you listed..
"Data should cover a longer time span than the window size to advance the event time." 
I need the trigger when the data stops.

I have 1 more question.
Can I set the TimeCharacteristic to the stream level instead on the application level?
Can I use both TimeCharacteristic.ProcessingTime and TimeCharacteristic.EventTime in an application.
Thank you 

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 10:05 PM, Hequn Cheng <chenghequn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi shyla,

I answered a similar question on stackoverflow[1], you can take a look first.

Best, Hequn

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 11:24 AM, shyla deshpande <deshpandeshyla@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I used PopularPlacesFromKafka from dataartisans.flinktraining.exercises as the basis. I made very minor changes 
and the session window is not triggered. If I use ProcessingTime instead of EventTime it works. Here is my code.
Appreciate any help. Thanks
object KafkaEventTimeWindow {

private val LOCAL_ZOOKEEPER_HOST = "localhost:2181"
private val LOCAL_KAFKA_BROKER = "localhost:9092"
private val CON_GROUP = "KafkaEventTimeSessionWindow"
private val MAX_EVENT_DELAY = 60 // events are out of order by max 60 seconds

def main(args: Array[String]) {

val env = StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment

val kafkaProps = new Properties
kafkaProps.setProperty("zookeeper.connect", LOCAL_ZOOKEEPER_HOST)
kafkaProps.setProperty("bootstrap.servers", LOCAL_KAFKA_BROKER)
kafkaProps.setProperty("", CON_GROUP)
kafkaProps.setProperty("auto.offset.reset", "earliest")

val consumer = new FlinkKafkaConsumer011[PositionEventProto](
new PositionEventProtoSchema,
consumer.assignTimestampsAndWatermarks(new PositionEventProtoTSAssigner)

val posstream = env.addSource(consumer)

def convtoepochmilli(cdt: String): Long = {
val odt:OffsetDateTime = OffsetDateTime.parse(cdt);
val i:Instant = odt.toInstant();
val millis:Long = i.toEpochMilli();

val outputstream = posstream
.mapWith{case(p) => (p.getConsumerUserId, convtoepochmilli(p.getCreateDateTime.getInIso8601Format))}
.reduce { (v1, v2) => (v1._1, Math.max(v1._2 , v2._2)) }


// execute the transformation pipeline
env.execute("Output Stream")

class PositionEventProtoTSAssigner
extends BoundedOutOfOrdernessTimestampExtractor[PositionEventProto](Time.seconds(60)) {

override def extractTimestamp(pos: PositionEventProto): Long = {
val odt:OffsetDateTime = OffsetDateTime.parse(pos.getCreateDateTime.getInIso8601Format);
val i:Instant = odt.toInstant();
val millis:Long = i.toEpochMilli();

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