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Thread: Restrict number of copies for step plug in

  1. #1
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    Default Restrict number of copies for step plug in

    I'm curious if there is a means to restrict the number of copies of a plugin step i am writing. I need to step to execute in a single thread.

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    Perhaps you need to rethink your plugin.

    PDI will process each row in single thread. It does not process rows one-by-one. Therefore, if the step before your plugin returns more than one row, your plugin step will be running as many times (in separate threads) as the number of rows received.

    You may need to look at merged hops if you want to achieve synchronisation.

  3. #3
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    You could throw an exception if getStepMeta().getCopies()>1.

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