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Revision as of 06:49, 20 August 2008 by (Talk | contribs) (What is Record Filter)

bundle: class: used in: org.eclipse.eilf.blackboard

Ordinary, Record contains many attributes and annotations but only a few of them are used. To increase productivity, decrease information sent (by SCA) or stored in JMS queue its better to strip unused data. Record filter is a tool that allows to create a copy of Record with only filtered Attributes and Annotations. Filtering rules should be described as XML.

Utility class: Configuration schema:

One Record Filter instance is preloaded by Blackboard service (org.eclipse.eilf.blackboard). Its possible to get filtered Record from Blackboard.


By default, Blackboard uses record filter configuration file RecordFilters.xml

Schema: RecordFilters.xsd (see in schemas/ directory of bundle)

There are series of filters (tag Filter) Record filter will search first appropriate Filter by name specified. If there is no filter found, RecordFilterNotFoundException will be thrown. Attribute/Annotation will be copied if correspondent, by name, Attribute/Annotation tag will be found in Filter. Attribute "keepAnnotations" is a flag to copy internal attribute annotations.


  <Filter name="only-attributes">
    <Attribute name="*"/>
  <Filter name="no-filter">
    <Attribute name="*" keepAnnotations="true"/>
    <Annotation name="*"/>
  <Filter name="nothing"/>
  <Filter name="only-attribute1">
    <Attribute name="attribute1"/>
  <Filter name="filter-single-and-datetime">
    <Attribute name="single value"/>
    <Attribute name="datetime value"/>

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