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Google Pub Sub Connector Example

The Google Pub/Sub connector allows you to access the Google Cloud Pub/Sub API Version v1 through WSO2 EI.

What you'll build

Given below is a sample scenario that demonstrates how to work with the WSO2 EI Google Pub Sub Connector to:

  1. Create a Topic to store company update notifications.
  2. Insert company update notifications to the created topic.
  3. Retrieve company updates from the created topic.

To work with the Google Pub/Sub connector, you need to have a Google Cloud Platform account. Please refer the Setting up the Google Pub Sub Environment documentation to setup an account.

In this scenario the user needs to create a Topic in Google Cloud Platform account under Big Data. This topic is used to store notifications related to the company updates. Once the user invokes the createTopic resource, the subscribing operation also gets triggered simultaneously. Then the user can insert company update notifications to the created topic. Finally the user can retrieve the company updates from the subscribed topic while invoking the API.

All three operations are exposed via an API. The API with the context /resources has six resources.

  • /createTopic : Used to create a Topic for store company notifications and subscribe to the topic.
  • /insertCompanyNotifications : Used to insert company update notifications to the subscribed topic.
  • /getcompanynotifictions : Used to retrieve information about the company updates.

Note: In this example we will be using XPath 2.0 which needs to be enabled in the product as shown below before starting the WSO2 EI service. If you are using EI7, you need to enable this property by adding the following to the PRODUCT-HOME/conf/deployment.toml file. You can further refer to the Product Configurations. If you are using EI 6, you can enable this property by uncommenting synapse.xpath.dom.failover.enabled=true property in PRODUCT-HOME/conf/synapse.properties file.

[mediation]
synapse.enable_xpath_dom_failover="true"

The following diagram shows the overall solution. The user creates a topic, stores some company update notifications, and then receives it back. To invoke each operation, the user uses the same API.

pub-sub connector example

If you do not want to configure this yourself, you can simply get the project and run it.

Configure the connector in WSO2 Integration Studio

Connectors can be added to integration flows in WSO2 Integration Studio, which is the tooling component of WSO2 EI. Once added, the operations of the connector can be dragged onto your canvas and added to your resources.

Import the connector

Follow these steps to set up the Integration Project and the Connector Exporter Project.

  1. Open WSO2 Integration Studio and create an Integration Project. Creating a new Integration Project

  2. Right click on the project that you created and click on Add or Remove Connector -> Add Connector. You will get directed to the WSO2 Connector Store.

  3. Search for the specific connector required for your integration scenario and download it to the workspace.
    Search Connector in the Connector Store

  4. Click Finish, and your Integration Project is ready. The downloaded connector is displayed on the side palette with its operations.

  5. You can drag and drop the operations to the design canvas and build your integration logic. Drag connector operations

Add integration logic

First create an API, which will be where we configure the integration logic. Right click on the created Integration Project and select, New -> Rest API to create the REST API. Specify the API name as pubsubApi and API context as /resources.

Adding a Rest API

Configuring the API

Configure a resource for the createTopic operation

  1. Initialize the connector.

    1. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical operations icons listed under Googlepubsub Connector section. Then drag and drop the init operation into the Design pane.

      Drag and drop init operation

    2. Add the property values into the init operation as shown below. Replace the accessToken, apiUrl, apiVersion with your values.

      • accessToken : The access token that grants access to the Google Pub/Sub API on behalf of a user.
      • apiUrl : The application URL of Google Pub/Sub.
      • apiVersion : The version of the Google Pub/Sub API.

      Add values to the init operation

  2. Set up the createTopic operation.

    1. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical operations icons listed under Googlepubsub Connector section. Then drag and drop the createTopic operation into the Design pane.

    2. The createTopic operation creates a new topic with the name that you specify.

      • projectId : The unique ID of the project within which you want to create a topic.
      • topicName : The name that you want to give the topic that you are creating.

      While invoking the API, topicName values is populated as an input value for the operation.

      Drag and drop createTopic operation

    3. To get the input values in to the API we can use the property mediator. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical mediators icons listed under Mediators section. Then drag and drop the Property mediators into the Design pane as shown below.

      Add property mediators

      The parameters available for configuring the Property mediator are as follows:

      Note: The properties should be added to the pallet before creating the operation.

    4. Add the property mediator to capture the topicName value. The topicName contains the name that you want to give the topic that you are creating.

      • name : topicName
      • expression : json-eval($.topicName)

      Add property mediators topicName

  3. Set up the createTopicSubscription operation.

    1. Initialize the connector. You can use the same configuration to initialize the connector. Please follow the steps given in section 1 for setting up the init operation to the createTopic operation.

    2. Set up the createTopicSubscription operation. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical operations icons listed under Googlepubsub Connector section. Then drag and drop the createTopicSubscription operation into the Design pane.

      • projectId : The unique ID of the project within which the topic is created.
      • subscriptionName : The name of the subscription.
      • topicName : The name of the topic for which you want to create a subscription.
      • ackDeadlineSeconds : The maximum time a subscriber can take to acknowledge a message that is received.

      Add values to the createTopicSubscription operation

    3. Add the property mediator to capture the subscriptionName values. This contains the name of the subscription.

      • name : subscriptionName
      • expression : json-eval($.subscriptionName)

      Add values to capture subscriptionName

    4. Add the property mediator to store the name of the created Topic value from the response of the createTopic operation.

      • name : nameforsubscription
      • expression : json-eval($.name)

      Add values to capture nameforsubscription

    5. Add the property mediator to capture the Topic name from the response using the splitting separators in the results.

      • name : nameforsubscription
      • expression : json-eval($.name)

      Add values to capture splitting value

  4. Forward the backend response to the API caller.

    When you are invoking the created resource, the request of the message is going through the /createTopic resource. Finally, it is passed to the Respond mediator. The Respond Mediator stops the processing on the current message and sends the message back to the client as a response.

    1. Drag and drop the respond mediator to the Design view.

      Add Respond mediator

    2. Once you have setup the sequences and API, you can see the /createTopic resource as shown below.

      API Design view

Configure a resource for the publishMessage operation

  1. Initialize the connector.

  2. Initialize the connector. You can use the same configuration to initialize the connector. Please follow the steps given in section 1 for setting up the init operation to the createTopic operation.

  3. Set up the publishMessage operation. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical operations icons listed under Googlepubsub Connector section. Then drag and drop the publishMessage operation into the Design pane.

    • projectId : The unique ID of the project within which the topic is created.
    • topicName : The name of the topic for which you want to create a subscription.
    • data : The message payload.

    Add values to the createTopicSubscription operation

  4. Add the property mediator to capture the topicName values.

    • name : topicName
    • expression : json-eval($.topicName)

    Add values to the topicName operation

  5. Add the property mediator to capture the data values.

    • name : data
    • expression : json-eval($.data)

    Add values to the data operation

Configure a resource for the pullMessage operation

  1. Initialize the connector.

  2. Initialize the connector. You can use the same configuration to initialize the connector. Please follow the steps given in section 1 for setting up the init operation to the createTopic operation

  3. Set up the publishMessage operation. Navigate into the Palette pane and select the graphical operations icons listed under Googlepubsub Connector section. Then drag and drop the publishMessage operation into the Design pane.

    • projectId : The unique ID of the project within which the topic is created.
    • subscriptionName : The name of the topic for which you want to create a subscription.
    • maxMessages : The maximum number of messages to retrieve.
    • returnImmediately : Set this to true if you want the server to respond immediately.

    Add values to the pull messages operation

  4. Add the property mediator to capture the subscriptionName values. Follow the steps given in createTopicSubscription operation.

Now you can switch into the Source view and check the XML configuration files of the created API and sequences.
??? note "pubsubApi.xml"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<api context="/resources" name="pubsubApi" xmlns="http://ws.apache.org/ns/synapse">
    <resource methods="POST" url-mapping="/createTopic">
        <inSequence>
            <property expression="json-eval($.topicName)" name="topicName" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <property expression="json-eval($.subscriptionName)" name="subscriptionName" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <googlepubsub.init>
                <accessToken>ya29.a0AfH6SMA0MU0Frk_7gNnA79QUWQGnalPXvmkoA4MYS8p8Mt9OSC5SUqqcqIjcrP-_ollVB9gpeg3SufbCpASMCWyHcVCN6ZMCbqz4IdQqRVi8Kt22tI6gR5zvgtWn1qFWnYnGQ6Ehqi_mS9k0PL_R-kQcl-AkqveA8ZY</accessToken>
                <apiUrl>https://pubsub.googleapis.com</apiUrl>
                <apiVersion>v1</apiVersion>
            </googlepubsub.init>
            <googlepubsub.createTopic>
                <projectId>ei-connector-improvement</projectId>
                <topicName>{$ctx:topicName}</topicName>
            </googlepubsub.createTopic>
            <property expression="json-eval($.name)" name="nameforsubscription" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <property expression="fn:tokenize($ctx:nameforsubscription,'/')[last()]" name="test" scope="default" type="STRING" xmlns:fn="http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions"/>
            <googlepubsub.init>
                <accessToken>ya29.a0AfH6SMA0MU0Frk_7gNnA79QUWQGnalPXvmkoA4MYS8p8Mt9OSC5SUqqcqIjcrP-_ollVB9gpeg3SufbCpASMCWyHcVCN6ZMCbqz4IdQqRVi8Kt22tI6gR5zvgtWn1qFWnYnGQ6Ehqi_mS9k0PL_R-kQcl-AkqveA8ZY</accessToken>
                <apiUrl>https://pubsub.googleapis.com</apiUrl>
                <apiVersion>v1</apiVersion>
            </googlepubsub.init>
            <googlepubsub.createTopicSubscription>
                <projectId>ei-connector-improvement</projectId>
                <subscriptionName>{$ctx:subscriptionName}</subscriptionName>
                <topicName>{$ctx:test}</topicName>
                <ackDeadlineSeconds>30</ackDeadlineSeconds>
            </googlepubsub.createTopicSubscription>
            <respond/>
        </inSequence>
        <outSequence/>
        <faultSequence/>
    </resource>
    <resource methods="POST" url-mapping="/insertcompanynotifications">
        <inSequence>
            <property expression="json-eval($.topicName)" name="topicName" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <property expression="json-eval($.data)" name="data" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <googlepubsub.init>
                <accessToken>ya29.a0AfH6SMA0MU0Frk_7gNnA79QUWQGnalPXvmkoA4MYS8p8Mt9OSC5SUqqcqIjcrP-_ollVB9gpeg3SufbCpASMCWyHcVCN6ZMCbqz4IdQqRVi8Kt22tI6gR5zvgtWn1qFWnYnGQ6Ehqi_mS9k0PL_R-kQcl-AkqveA8ZY</accessToken>
                <apiUrl>https://pubsub.googleapis.com</apiUrl>
                <apiVersion>v1</apiVersion>
            </googlepubsub.init>
            <googlepubsub.publishMessage>
                <projectId>ei-connector-improvement</projectId>
                <topicName>{$ctx:topicName}</topicName>
                <data>{$ctx:data}</data>
            </googlepubsub.publishMessage>
            <respond/>
        </inSequence>
        <outSequence/>
        <faultSequence/>
    </resource>
    <resource methods="POST" url-mapping="/getcompanynotifictions">
        <inSequence>
            <property expression="json-eval($.subscriptionName)" name="subscriptionName" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
            <googlepubsub.init>
                <accessToken>ya29.a0AfH6SMDDFZCdoo37Tb48MrJU-ZnNoyrYqNY8r5cgWX0kD7n3GBhZr_TbicfvywjKwGYaZEBV50_yGINVOhZr_4jFMu2O03c87NiDCBpKW5zdsnl3x9iWdsosjDoE7uAGEKKLikPgnKfcgilGB2d-MBzu_c2e53kXG6A</accessToken>
                <apiUrl>https://pubsub.googleapis.com</apiUrl>
                <apiVersion>v1</apiVersion>
            </googlepubsub.init>
            <googlepubsub.pullMessage>
                <projectId>ei-connector-improvement</projectId>
                <subscriptionName>{$ctx:subscriptionName}</subscriptionName>
                <maxMessages>2</maxMessages>
                <returnImmediately>false</returnImmediately>
            </googlepubsub.pullMessage>
            <respond/>
        </inSequence>
        <outSequence/>
        <faultSequence/>
    </resource>
</api>

Get the project

You can download the ZIP file and extract the contents to get the project code.

Download ZIP

Tip

You may need to update the simulator details and make other such changes before deploying and running this project.

Deployment

Follow these steps to deploy the exported CApp in the Enterprise Integrator Runtime.

Deploying on WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7

You can copy the composite application to the /repository/deployment/server/carbonapps folder and start the server. Micro Integrator will be started and the composite application will be deployed. You can further refer to the application deployed through the CLI tool. You can download the CLI tool from here from the Other Resources section. Make sure you first export the PATH as below.

  $ export PATH=/path/to/mi/cli/directory/bin:$PATH
  1. Log in to Micro Integrator using the following command.

    ./mi remote login
  2. Provide default credentials admin for both username and password.

  3. In order to view the APIs deployed, execute the following command.

    ./mi api show
Click here for instructions on deploying on WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 6
  1. You can copy the composite application to the /repository/deployment/server/carbonapps folder and start the server.

  2. WSO2 EI server starts and you can login to the Management Console https://localhost:9443/carbon/ URL. Provide login credentials. The default credentials will be admin/admin.

  3. You can see that the API is deployed under the API section.

Testing

Invoke the API as shown below using the curl command. Curl Application can be downloaded from here.

  1. Create a Topic for store company update notifications.

Sample request

  curl -v POST -d '{"topicName":"CompanyUpdates","subscriptionName": "SubscriptionForCompanyUpdates"}' "http://localhost:8290/resources/createTopic" -H "Content-Type:application/json"
Expected response

{
    "name": "projects/ei-connector-improvement/subscriptions/SubscriptionForCompanyUpdates",
    "topic": "projects/ei-connector-improvement/topics/CompanyUpdates",
    "pushConfig": {},
    "ackDeadlineSeconds": 30,
    "messageRetentionDuration": "604800s",
    "expirationPolicy": {
        "ttl": "2678400s"
    }
}
You will see the results from G-Cloud console

  • Created Topic.

    pubsub-gcloudTopic

  • Created subscription for the Topic that you specify in the G-Cloud.

    pubsub-gcloudSubscription

  • Insert company update notifications to the created topic.

Sample request

  curl -v POST -d '{"topicName":"CompanyUpdates", "data":"This is first notification"}' "http://localhost:8290/resources/insertcompanynotifications" -H "Content-Type:application/json"
Expected response

{
    "messageIds": [
        "1268617220412368"
    ]
}
3. Retrieve company updates from the created topic.

Sample request

  curl -v POST -d '{"subscriptionName":"SubscriptionForCompanyUpdates"}' "http://localhost:8290/resources/getcompanynotifictions" -H "Content-Type:application/json"
Expected response

{
    "receivedMessages": [
        {
            "ackId": "ISE-MD5FU0RQBhYsXUZIUTcZCGhRDk9eIz81IChFEgIIFAV8fXFYW3VfVBoHUQ0Zcnxmd2NTQQhXRFB_VVsRDXptXFcnUA8fentgcmhYEwUDR1B4V3Pr67-C9PCXYxclSpuLu6xvM8byp5xMZho9XxJLLD5-NjNFQV5AEkw9BkRJUytDCypYEU4E",
            "message": {
                "data": "VGhpcyBpcyBmaXJzdCBub3RpZmljYXRpb24=",
                "messageId": "1268617220412368",
                "publishTime": "2020-06-09T15:36:35.632Z"
            }
        }
    ]
}
You will see the results from G-Cloud console

  • View published company update notification.

    pubsub-viewmessages

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