Altair® Panopticon


Connector for Solace

The Solace connector allows connection to Solace’s message bus on a real time streaming basis. Specifically, the connector allows Panopticon to subscribe to messages that are published in particular topics in Solace and consequently, perform operational analytics.



1.     Enter the connection details including:




Solace host address.

VPN Name

Message VPN name. Default is default.

User Id

The user Id that will be used to connect to Solace.


The password that will be used to connect to Solace.


2.     Enter the Topic or the queue physical name.

3.     Select the Message Type. This will specify the format of the data within the message.

Aside from the JSON, Text, and XML message types, Protobuf and SDTMap are also supported in Solace.

If Protobuf is selected, confirm the Decimal Separator, and enter the Schema Name and Type Name.

Then click  to select the File Descriptor (.desc file) in the Open dialog.   




Schema Name

The Protobuf schema.

Type Name

The message of Protobuf type that will be sent to Kafka.

File Descriptor

The FileDescriptorSet which:

·         is an output of the protocol compiler.

·         represents a set of .proto files, using the --descriptor_set_out option.


For SDTMap, confirm the Decimal Separator.


4.     Select either the dot (.) or comma (,) as the Decimal Separator.


Prepend 'default:' for the elements falling under default namespace.


5.     Click  to the fetch the schema based on the connection details. Consequently, the list of columns with the data type found from inspecting the first ‘n’ rows of the input data source is populated and the Save button is enabled.

This also populates the Id Column with the set of columns, of arbitrary type, that can be concatenated to form a unique row identifier.

6.     You can also opt to load or save a copy of the column definition.

7.     Click  to add columns to the Solace connection that represent sections of the message. Then enter or select:




The column name of the source schema.

JsonPath/Column Index/XPath

The JsonPath/Text Column Index/XPath of the source schema.


The data type of the column. Can be a Text, Numeric, or Time

Date Format

The format when the data type is Time.


To parse and format times with higher than millisecond precision, the format string needs to end with a period followed by sequence of upper case S. There can be no additional characters following them.

For example: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSSSSS


Defined parameters that can be used as filter. Only available for Avro, JSON, Text, and XML message types.


Determines whether the message field should be processed.


To delete a column, check its  or all the column entries, check the topmost , then click .

8.   To create a new Timestamp field, enter a new Timestamp Name and then select the valid Date/Time from either a single Date or Time field, or a compound column created from Date and Time fields.

9.   Date/Time values of output data and Date/Time inputs, where supported, are by default unchanged.

You can opt to define the Show in Timezone and Source Timezone settings.

10.   For this section:

Refer to Define Real-Time Settings for more information.