Preparing nTop Notebook for nTop Command Line

Objective:

Learn how to prepare your nTop Notebook for nTop Command Line (a.k.a. nTopCL).

Procedure:

1. Prepare Inputs: Right-click on block inputs to declare as the Notebook input variables.

    • Scalar and Text variable types are supported for passing input variables in the execution command.
    • Boolean, Integer, Scalar, Text, File Path, Vector, Point, and Enum types are supported for passing input variables as JSON file.
    • File import/export blocks work well with the Text or File Path variable.
    • Enum type is used to make drop-down lists in blocks as the Notebook input variables.

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2. Prepare Output: Type the block object name in the output section.

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3. Run your Notebook using nTopCL: Use the following command in Command Prompt.

"C:\Program Files\nTopology\nTop Platform\ntopcl.exe" -j input.json -o output.json SampleFile.ntop

4. Check the return messages

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And that’s it! You’ve successfully prepared your Notebook for nTopCL. 

Are you still having issues? Contact the support team, and we’ll be happy to help!

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