TIBCO Spotfire File Reader

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:
December 2022: Updated to work with KNIME 5.1 and later. Updated to work with Spotifre 12.x and Spotfire 14.x
September 2022: Updated to work with KNIME 4.6 and later. Added support for binary columns. Many, many bug fixes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: May no longer work without valid certificate over https...
See: https://community.tibco.com/s/article/knime for details

December 2023: Updated to work with KNIME 5.x and Spotfire 12.x and 14.x
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

Input Ports

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Output Ports

Data from the Spotfire Data File...


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