Computes a cache key from FlowFile attributes, for each incoming FlowFile, and fetches the value from the Distributed Map Cache associated with that key. The incoming FlowFile’s content is replaced with the binary data received by the Distributed Map Cache. If there is no value stored under that key then the flow file will be routed to ‘not-found’. Note that the processor will always attempt to read the entire cached value into memory before placing it in it’s destination. This could be potentially problematic if the cached value is very large.


map, cache, fetch, distributed


In the list below, the names of required properties appear in bold. Any other properties (not in bold) are considered optional. The table also indicates any default values, and whether a property supports the Expression Language Guide.

Name Default Value Allowable Values Description
Cache Entry Identifier ${hash.value} A FlowFile attribute, or the results of an Attribute Expression Language statement, which will be evaluated against a FlowFile in order to determine the value used to identify duplicates; it is this value that is cached
Supports Expression Language: true
Distributed Cache Service Controller Service API:
The Controller Service that is used to get the cached values.
Put Cache Value In Attribute If set, the cache value received will be put into an attribute of the FlowFile instead of a the content of theFlowFile. The attribute key to put to is determined by evaluating value of this property.
Supports Expression Language: true
Max Length To Put In Attribute 256 If routing the cache value to an attribute of the FlowFile (by setting the "Put Cache Value in attribute" property), the number of characters put to the attribute value will be at most this amount. This is important because attributes are held in memory and large attributes will quickly cause out of memory issues. If the output goes longer than this value, it will be truncated to fit. Consider making this smaller if able.
Character Set UTF-8 The Character Set in which the cached value is encoded. This will only be used when routing to an attribute.


Name Description
not-found If a FlowFile's Cache Entry Identifier was not found in the cache, it will be routed to this relationship
failure If unable to communicate with the cache or if the cache entry is evaluated to be blank, the FlowFile will be penalized and routed to this relationship
success If the cache was successfully communicated with it will be routed to this relationship

Reads Attributes:

None specified.

Writes Attributes:

Name Description
user-defined If the 'Put Cache Value In Attribute' property is set then whatever it is set to will become the attribute key and the value would be whatever the response was from the Distributed Map Cache.

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