Data Polling


Version 5.4 of the Cinchy platform introduced data polling, which uses the Cinchy Event Listener to continuously monitor and sync data entries from your SQLServer or DB2 server into your Cinchy table. This capability makes data polling a much easier, effective, and streamlined process and avoids implementing the complex orchestration logic that was previous necessary.

This page outlines the necessary Listener Config values that need to be used prior to setting up your data sync.

The Listener Config Table

To set up an Stream Source, you must navigate to the Listener Config table and insert a new row for your data sync (Image 1). Most of the columns within the Listener Config table persist across all Stream Sources, however exceptions will be noted. You can find all of these parameters and their relevant descriptions in the tables below.

The following column parameters can be found in the Listener Config table:

Appendix A


The messageKeyExpression parameter is an optional, but recommended, parameter that can be used to ensure that you aren't faced with a unique constraint violation during your data sync. This violation could occur if both an insert and an update statement happened at nearly the same time. If you choose not to use the messageKeyExpression parameter, you could face data loss in your sync.

This parameter was added to the Data Polling event stream in Cinchy v5.6.

Each of your Event Listener message keys a message key. By default, this key is unique for every message in the queue.

When the worker processes your Event Listener messages it does so in batches and, for efficiency and to guarantee order, messages that contain the same key won't be processed in the same batch.

The messageKeyExpression property allows you to change the default message key to something else.


  "MessageKeyExpression": "id"

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