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Java Action Parameters

The Java action executes the public static void main(String[] args) method of the specified main Java class.

Table 7.20. Java Action, General Parameters

Parameter NameDescriptionAdditional InformationExample
Main Class   
Java OptionsSelect either Java Option List or Java Optioins.  
Job XMLYou can select one or more job.xml files to pass Java configuration elements. The configuration file that specifies the variables used for the Java action in the workflow. Can be overwritten or replaced by entries under the Configuration section. 
Capture OutputIndicates whether or not Oozie will capture output of the STDOUT of the Java action execution. Command output must be in Java Properties file format if another action will pick it up.Useful if the output of the Java action needs to be used from within decision nodes. 

Table 7.21. Java Action, Transition Parameters

Parameter NameDescriptionAdditional InformationDefault Setting
Error ToIndicates what action to take if the action errors out. You can modify this setting in the dialog box or by modifying the workflow graph.Defaults to kill node, but can be changed.
OK ToIndicates what node to transition to if the action succeeds.You can modify this setting in the dialog box or by modifying the workflow graph.Defaults to the next node in the workflow.

Table 7.22. Java Action, Advanced Properties Parameters

Parameter NameDescriptionAdditional InformationExample
Resource ManagerMaster node that arbitrates all the available cluster resources among the competing applications.The default setting is discovered from the cluster configuration.${resourceManager}
Name NodeManages the file system metadata. Keeps the directory tree of all files in the file system, and tracks where across the cluster the file data is kept. Clients contact NameNode for file metadata or file modifications.${nameNode}
FileSelect any files that you want to make available to the Java action when the workflow runs. /path/file
ArchiveSelect any archives that you want to make available to the Java action when the workflow runs. /path/archived-data-files
PrepareSelect mkdir or delete and identify any HDFS paths to create or delete before starting the job.Use delete to do file cleanup prior to job execution. Enables Oozie to retry a job if there is a transient failure (the job output directory must not exist prior to job start). If the path is to a directory: delete deletes all content recursively and then deletes the directory. mkdir creates all missing directories in the path. 
ArgIdentify any arguments for the main Java function.The value of each arg element is considered a single argument and they are passed to the main method in the same order. 

Table 7.23. Java Action, Configuration Parameters

Parameter NameDescriptionAdditional InformationExample
Name and ValueThe name/value pair can be used instead of a job.xml file or can override parameters set in the job.xml file. Used to specify formal parameters. If the name and value are specified, the user can override the values from the Submit dialog box. Can be parameterized (templatized) using EL expressions.