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Was the Hex Viewer for application/octet-stream removed and if so, why?

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Was the Hex Viewer for application/octet-stream removed and if so, why?

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It seems like the Hex viewer is not available for unknown data types anymore, but it seems that you should be able to hex view ANY data.

So, I just upgraded Nifi from 0.4.1 to 0.6.0. In 0.4.1 I could view Avro files coming out of an ExecuteSQL processor by selecting the Hex viewer option. It wasn't a perfect viewer, but it was usually enough for my purposes. With both versions the viewer page defaults to "No viewer is registered for this content type". In 0.4.1 the the "View as" combo box still has the Hex viewer option but in 0.6.0 there is no Hex option (it has no options at all). I can still download and view the content externally, but shouldn't the Hex viewer be available for all data/content types, even if they are application/octet-stream? Just wondering if this was an inadvertent break or if this was intentional or am I missing something?

I don't know what version changed this.

Thanks, Jim

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Re: Was the Hex Viewer for application/octet-stream removed and if so, why?

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James,

Sorry for the delay response here. The issue your describing was a bug and it has been addressed in the upcoming NiFi 0.7.0 release. Here's the JIRA in question [1]. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Matt

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-1564

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Re: Was the Hex Viewer for application/octet-stream removed and if so, why?

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James,

Sorry for the delay response here. The issue your describing was a bug and it has been addressed in the upcoming NiFi 0.7.0 release. Here's the JIRA in question [1]. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Matt

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-1564

Re: Was the Hex Viewer for application/octet-stream removed and if so, why?

Super Collaborator

Awesome. Thanks.