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NiFi ExecuteScript - Able to add attributes to created FlowFiles?

New Contributor

Hi all, I am passing a FlowFile with several custom attributes to my ExecuteScript processor (running python). I want the ExecuteScript to create two new FlowFiles, each having their own set of attributes (the values are to be retrieved from the input FlowFile). Problem is, I am unable to add any attributes to the two new flowfiles and it throws the error "org.apache.nifi.controller.repository.StandardFlow" object has no attribute "putAttribute"

 

flowFile = session.get()
if flowFile != None:
    ...
    destFlowFile = session.create(flowFile)
    # doesn't work
    destFlowFile.putAttribute(destFlowFile, "logMsg", "Testing Msg")
    destFlowFile.putAllAttributes(destFlowFile, backupAttributes)

 

 I've followed the examples listed in this guide https://community.cloudera.com/t5/Community-Articles/ExecuteScript-Cookbook-part-1/ta-p/248922, hence I wasn't expecting this to not work. Is it just not possible to add attributes to created FlowFiles and if so, are there any alternative methods? Thank you!

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Super Guru

The operation to add an attribute to a FlowFile is on the ProcessSession object not the FlowFile itself (so the session can keep track of changes).  Try the following instead:

 

session.putAttribute(destFlowFile, , "logMsg", "Testing Msg")

session.putAllAttributes(destFlowFile, backupAttributes)

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Super Guru

The operation to add an attribute to a FlowFile is on the ProcessSession object not the FlowFile itself (so the session can keep track of changes).  Try the following instead:

 

session.putAttribute(destFlowFile, , "logMsg", "Testing Msg")

session.putAllAttributes(destFlowFile, backupAttributes)

New Contributor

Ah I'm so careless, thanks for pointing that out!

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