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TIBCO Spotfire File Reader

FileReader-Node extension for KNIME Workbench version by TIBCO

This node reads data from a Spotfire Data File. It can read files from the local file system or from the Spotfire library. It currently only supports SBDF files (Spotfire Binary Data Format).
The node also complies with the latest KNIME file writer standards and so you can use knime://knime.workflow/file.sbdf (to write to a location relative to the root of the workflow folder) or knime://knime.mountpoint/file.sbdf (to write to a location relative to the root of the workspace folder).

Note: Only SBDF files are currently supported!
To read from the Spotfire library, the URL must be in the format http(s)://spotfireserver:port/spotfire/libraryPath/file - note that there is NO file extension - do not put .SBDF on the end of the name of the file!

IMPORTANT! You must use the Spotfire application server (TIBCO Spotfire Server), not the web server (Consumer/Business Author). Also, you MUST make sure the url contains /spotfire/ immediately after the server name. Recent enhancements:
February 2020: Better logging for https communication, various bug fixes, ability to ignore SSL certificate errors
January 2020: Bug fixes for uploading to https Spotfire servers
October 2019: Many fixes and updates
(February 2017): Major overhaul of architecture; updated to work with Spotfire 7.5 and later; many bug fixes


Selected File
The name of the file to read from. Must end in .SBDF when reading from the local file system or have no file extension when reading from the library
Username and Password
The username and password for the user with upload privileges on the Spotfire library. The user must have permission to read from the folder specified in the URL

Output Ports

Data from the Spotfire Data File...


Default view (empty)...

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)


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