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Create a new meter using custom method

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Create a new meter using custom method

To create a new meter based on a custom method, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Create Meter on the Meters home page.
  2. Enter a name for the meter and select Custom.
  3. Click Create, the Meter Stream window opens.
  4. The left panel displays a component library from which you can add the desired component to build the meter.
  5. Also you can add a component by clicking  icon on the meter stream page.
  6. Design the flow of the meter, including adding, deleting, or cloning components, and connecting loose components. For more information, see Edit a custom meter.
  7. Configure the component parameters. For more information, see Meter components configuration.

Available meters components

Mediation components are building blocks of meters. A component receives data from the preceding component, performs actions predefined by the meter creator, and optionally triggers the following component. To configure and edit a meter component, see Meter components configuration.

The following meter components are available.

  • Sources
    • Streaming API
    • Amazon s3
    • Upload File
    • Snowflake
    • Kafka
  • Processors
    • Enrichment
    • Map
    • Aggregator
    • Accumulator
    • Filter
    • Deduplicator
    • Advanced Transformer
  • Targets
    • Usage Records
    • Snowflake
    • Amazon S3
    • Kafka

Edit a custom meter

You can edit a meter. You can still view the component details of a meter by clicking the meter. Meter opens in the Meter Stream window.

You can perform these actions to a custom meter:

  • Select to start adding a component.
  • Hover over a component, click the More icon and then click Edit to configure the parameters for the component.
  • A new window will open for you to configure the settings for the component. The available settings are different from one type of component to another. To configure and edit a meter component, see Meter components configuration.
  • Hover over a component, click the More icon and then click Delete to delete the component. When a component is deleted, the connecting arrows before and after the component are also deleted, thus creating loose components. 
  • Connect loose components by dragging the finishing point of a component and dropping to the starting point of another component.
  • You can change the type of the source and target components only.