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  • 1.  dxtoolkit command to extract the Time Point field

    Posted 03-07-2023 10:45:00 AM

    whilst I tackle with the joys of REST API, has anyone got a simple dxtoolkit command to extract the contents of the Time Point field sown under the <STATUS> Tab for a vdb ?

    I need to extract it out into a sql script I am creating.



    Jim Thompson
    Data Engineer
    FWD View Limited

  • 2.  RE: dxtoolkit command to extract the Time Point field

    Posted 03-08-2023 03:15:00 AM

    I believe that dx_get_hierarchy displays this as "dS snapshot", so the combination of dx_get_hierarchy and "grep" might give you what you need

    Eyal Kaspi
    Principal Engineer

  • 3.  RE: dxtoolkit command to extract the Time Point field
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-09-2023 02:19:00 AM

    Hi Jim,

    Eyal answer is correct but not in all cases. The question is what you want to see. Time Point field is showing a parent timeflow of the VDB. In the simple case if you just created or refreshed an object - Time Point is showing a parent database point in time used for provision or refresh.

    But if you run a rollback operation, same Time Point field will display a parent timeflow of our rollback operation - which is not your parent database but your same VDB.

    dx_get_db_env - parent snapshot is always displaying a Parent object snapshot used for creation or refresh - this will be equal to Time Point for for creation / refresh operation ( not sure about timezone )

    dx_get_hierarchy - will display dSource snapshot used for VDB

    dx_get_vdbsize - this will display all hierarchy of the timeflows so you can use it as well



    Marcin Przepiorowski
    Director, Technical Services