Eventer communication protocol enables communication between Eventer Server and Eventer Client (in the remainder of this document, mostly referred only as server and client). It is based on Chatter communication, defined in HatEventer SBS module (see Chatter messages) with the following messages:











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Actions available to clients which are directly mapped to exchange of communication messages:

  • subscribe

    A client can, at any time, subscribe to events of certain types by sending a subscribe message (MsgSubscribe) to the server. After server receives subscribe message, it will spontaneously notify the client (by sending MsgNotify) whenever an event occurs with the type matched to any type in the subscription message. Matching is done as described in event’s type property including the ? and * options. A client can send as many subscribe messages as it wants, each new subscription message implicitly invalidates previous subscriptions. Initially, after new connection between server and client is established, client isn’t subscribed to any events. Both subscribe and notify messages can be sent at any time independently of other communication messages. Events that are notified by single MsgNotify are part of same event processing session.

  • register event

    A client can, at any time, send new request for event registration. Those register requests are sent as part of MsgRegisterReq message. Single MsgRegisterReq may contain an arbitrary number of registration requests which are all registered at the same time (as part of single processing session). Single register event contains event type; and optional source timestamp and payload. Upon receiving MsgRegisterReq, it is responsibility of a server to create new event for each register event. All events created based on a single MsgRegisterReq have the same timestamp and same session identifier. If a client doesn’t end Chatter conversation (MsgRegisterReq last flag is false), once associated events are created, server will respond with MsgRegisterRes and end conversation. For each register event in MsgRegisterReq, associated MsgRegisterRes contains newly created event, or information about event registration failure.

  • query events

    At any time, client can initiate new event query by sending MsgQueryReq message. Upon receiving query request, server will provide all available events that match query criteria as part of single MsgQueryRes. Single query request can contain multiple filter conditions which ALL must be met for all events provided to client as query result. Query request contains:

    • server_id - optional filter condition

      If set, only events with event_id.server equal to server_id are matched.

    • event_ids - optional filter condition

      If set, only events with ids which are defined as part of filter condition are matched.

    • event_types - optional filter condition

      List of event types. If set, event type has to match at least one type from the list. Matching is done as defined in event’s type property description - including the ? and * options.

    • t_from - from timestamp, optional filter condition

      If set, only events with timestamp greater than or equal are matched.

    • t_to - to timestamp, optional filter condition

      If set, only events with timestamp lower than or equal are matched.

    • source_t_from - from source timestamp, optional filter condition

      If set, only events with source timestamp defined, and greater than or equal, are matched.

    • source_t_to - to source timestamp, optional filter condition

      If set, only events with source timestamp defined, and lower than or equal, are matched.

    • payload - optional filter condition

      If set, only events with payload defined and whose payload is the same as the query’s payload are matched.

    • order

      Can be set to ascending or descending. If set to ascending, matched events will be returned ordered from the earliest to the latest dependent on their timestamp or source timestamp (this choice is determined by the order by property of the query). Earliest meaning lower timestamp, latest meaning greater timestamp. If set to descending the same logic applies, but the order is reversed.

    • order_by

      Can be set to timestamp or source timestamp. Ordering events by source timestamp has events with source timestamp undefined returned last in an arbitrary order.

    • unique_type

      If set to true, it determines whether the matched events will contain only one event instance of the same type. With the query order set to descending, only one event with the greatest timestamp or source timestamp will be matched. Setting the order to ascending will match the event with the lowest timestamp or source timestamp.

    • max_results

      If set, limits the number of matched events to this number. Matched events are dependent on the query order the same way as in unique_type.


Documentation is available as part of generated API reference:

Chatter messages#

module HatEventer

MsgSubscribe = Array(EventType)

MsgNotify = Array(Event)

MsgRegisterReq = Array(RegisterEvent)

MsgRegisterRes = Array(Choice {
    event:    Event
    failure:  None

MsgQueryReq = QueryData

MsgQueryRes = Array(Event)

Timestamp = Record {
    s:   Integer
    us:  Integer

EventId = Record {
    server:    Integer
    session:   Integer
    instance:  Integer

Order = Choice {
    descending:  None
    ascending:   None

OrderBy = Choice {
    timestamp:        None
    sourceTimestamp:  None

EventType = Array(String)

EventPayload = Choice {
    binary:  Bytes
    json:    String
    sbs:     Hat.Data

Event = Record {
    id:               EventId
    type:             EventType
    timestamp:        Timestamp
    sourceTimestamp:  Optional(Timestamp)
    payload:          Optional(EventPayload)

RegisterEvent = Record {
    type:             EventType
    sourceTimestamp:  Optional(Timestamp)
    payload:          Optional(EventPayload)

QueryData = Record {
    serverId:           Optional(Integer)
    ids:                Optional(Array(EventId))
    types:              Optional(Array(EventType))
    tFrom:              Optional(Timestamp)
    tTo:                Optional(Timestamp)
    sourceTFrom:        Optional(Timestamp)
    sourceTTo:          Optional(Timestamp)
    payload:            Optional(EventPayload)
    order:              Order
    orderBy:            OrderBy
    uniqueType:         Boolean
    maxResults:         Optional(Integer)