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Version: 1.14

Model configuration

Model definition is part of a scenario type definition. There can be multiple scenario types in one Nussknacker installation, consequently there will also be multiple model definitions in such a case. Check configuration areas to understand where Model configuration should be placed in the Nussknacker configuration. If you deploy to K8s using Nussknacker Helm chart, check here how to supply additional model configuration.

Model defines how to configure components and certain runtime behavior (e.g. error handling) for a given scenario type. Model configuration is processed not only at the Designer but also passed to the execution engine (e.g. Flink), that’s why it’s parsed and processed a bit differently:

  • Some Components can use a special mechanism which resolves and adds additional configuration during deployment, which is then passed to the execution engine. Such configuration is read and resolved only at the Designer. Example: OpenAPI enrichers need to read its definition from external sites - so e.g. Flink cluster does not have to have access to the site with the definition.
  • There is additional set of defaults, taken from defaultModelConfig.conf if it exists on the classpath. The standard Nussknacker installation uses the one from here, installations using certain code customizations may use a different one.

ClassPath configuration

Nussknacker looks for components and various extensions in jars on the Model classpath, default config example here to see where classpath can be configured.

By default, the following configuration is used:

classPath: ["model/defaultModel.jar", "model/flinkExecutor.jar", "components/flink", "components/common"]

Make sure you have all necessary entries properly configured:

  • Jar with model - unless you used custom model, this should be model/defaultModel.jar
  • All jars with additional components, e.g. "components/flink/flinkBase.jar", "components/flink/flinkKafka.jar"
  • flinkExecutor.jar for Flink engine. This contains executor of scenarios in Flink cluster.

Note that as classPath elements you can use:

If the given path element in the classPath is relative, it should be relative to the path determined by the $WORKING_DIR environment variable.

Components configuration

Nussknacker comes with a set of provided components. Some of them (e.g. filter, variable, aggregations in Flink, for-each, union) are predefined and accessible by default. Others need additional configuration - the most important ones are enrichers, where you have to set e.g. JDBC URL or external service address.

Check Integration documentation for the details on how to configure the following components:

  • OpenAPI Supports accessing external APIs directly from scenario
  • SQL Supports access to SQL database engines
  • Machine Learning Infers ML models

Configuration of component providers

Below you can see typical component configuration, each section describes configuration of one component provider.

  components {
sqlHsql {
providerType: sql
jdbcUrl: jdbc:hsql...//
sqlOracle {
providerType: sql
jdbcUrl: jdbc:oracle...//
prinzH20 {
providerType: prinzH20
prinzMlFlow {
#this is not needed, as configuration is named just as provider
#providerType: prinzMLFlow
#we can disable particular component provider, if it's not needed in our installation
#note: you cannot disable certain basic components like filter, variable, choice and split
aggregation {
disabled: true

Common configuration options that area available for component providers:

  • providerType - type of provider
  • disabled - allow to disable given component provider (default false)
  • componentPrefix - prefix that will be added to components provided by provider (default empty string)

Configuration of UI attributes of components

In model configuration you can also define some UI attributes of components. This can be useful for tweaking of appearance of generated components (like from OpenAPI), in most cases you should not need to defined these settings. The settings you can configure include:

  • icons - icon property
  • documentation - docsUrl property
  • should component be disabled - disabled property
  • in which toolbox panel the component should appear (componentGroup property)
  • params configuration (allows to override default component settings):
    • editor - BoolParameterEditor, StringParameterEditor, DateParameterEditor etc.
    • validators - MandatoryParameterValidator, NotBlankParameterValidator, RegexpParameterValidator
    • defaultValue
    • label
    • hintText

Example (see dev application config for more examples):

  componentsUiConfig {
customerService {
params {
serviceIdParameter {
defaultValue: "customerId-10"
editor: "StringParameterEditor"
validators: [
type: "RegExpParameterValidator"
pattern: "customerId-[0-9]*"
message: "has to match customer id format"
description: "really has to match..."
label: "Customer id (from CRM!)"
hintText: "Input customerID in proper format"
docsUrl: ""
icon: "icon_file.svg"

As a key in the configuration you can use component name or full component identifier which is in the componentType-componentName format. The second approach is mostly useful when there is more than one component with the same name (e.g. source-kafka and sink-kafka components). Available component types:

  • source - for components located in the sources toolbox panel
  • sink - for components located in the sinks toolbox panel
  • service - for components located in the enrichers and services toolbox panels
  • custom - for components located in the custom and optionalEndingCustom toolbox panels
  • built-in - for built-in components (choice, filter, record-variable, split, variable) located in the base toolbox panel

You can add additional links that will be shown in Components tab. They can be used e.g. to point to custom dashboards with component performance or point to some external system (link to documentation is configured by default). The config format is as follows:

componentLinks: [
id: "sourceSystem"
title: "Source system"
icon: "/assets/components/CustomNode.svg"
url: "$componentName"
supportedComponentTypes: ["service"]

Fields title, icon, url can contain templates: $componentId nad $componentName which are replaced by component data. Param supportedComponentTypes means component's types which can support links.

Component group mapping

You can override default grouping of basic components in toolbox panels with componentsGroupMapping setting. Component names are keys, while values are toolbox panels name (e.g. sources, enrichers etc.) |

Scenario properties

It's possible to add additional properties for scenario. They can be used for allowing more detailed scenario information (e.g. pass information about marketing campaign target etc.), they can also be used in various Nussknacker extensions:

Example (see dev application config for more examples):

scenarioPropertiesConfig {
campaignType: {
editor: { type: "StringParameterEditor" }
validators: [ { type: "MandatoryParameterValidator" } ]
label: "Campaign type"
defaultValue: "Generic campaign"

Configuration is similar to component configuration