Adding Components to the Canvas
This section describes each of the components available in the Components Toolbar.
Add Processordialog appears, as shown in the following image, which allows you to choose which type of processor to use:
Add Processordialog. After selecting a processor, you can click the ADD button to add the selected processor to the canvas at the location that it was dropped. Alternatively, you can double-click on a processor type.
For any component added to the canvas, it is possible to select it with the mouse and move it anywhere on the canvas. Also, it is possible to move all items at once by clicking and dragging the mouse on the canvas.
Remote Process Group
A Remote Process Group (RPG) references a remote instance of NiFi. When you drag an RPG onto the canvas, rather than being prompted for a name, you are prompted for the URL of the remote NiFi instance. If the remote NiFi is clustered, you need to provide at least one URL of any NiFi instance in that cluster. When data is transferred from an RPG running in MiNiFi, the RPG first connects to the remote instance whose URL is configured to determine which nodes are in the cluster and how busy each node is. This information is then used to load balance the data that is pushed to each node. The remote instances are then interrogated periodically to determine information about any nodes that are dropped from or added to the cluster and to recalculate the load balancing based on the load of each node. If the cluster node specified in the URL is down, the RPG cannot establish a connection with the cluster. To mitigate this scenario, you can enter multiple URLs, allowing the RPG to establish a connection with more than one node.
Funnels are used to combine data from many connections into a single connection. If many connections are created with the same destination, the canvas can become cluttered if those connections have to span a large space. By funneling these connections into a single connection, that single connection can then be drawn to span that large space instead.
To delete a funnel, right-click on the funnel and select Delete from the context menu, or highlight the funnel and select DELETE on your keyboard.