Enhance CLI for handling large query results¶
This proposal aims to enhance CLI for handling large query results.
Tacker has supported for handling large query results  according to ETSI NFV SOL013 . By this support, when the number of records to a query exceeds a certain value, the list of records is paginated as default. Because of this, Tacker’s client needs to query next page one by one if it exists. Additionally, Tacker has been able to get all records at once by adding the query parameter “all_records=yes” into the URL of the API to be queried. The client commands existing in Yoga release and corresponding to target APIs in Tacker are below.
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Since there is no method to obtain next page in client side, currently these commands cannot handle pagination. From the user point of view, there is the case where the user needs to get all records by single operation. However, handling large query results at once affects the performance of the server. Therefore, it is necessary to design the pagination feature in client side with moderating the impact of the performance in server side.
To solve the problem above, we introduce the following process as the target CLI feature by default in case of handling large query results.
When a CLI request is executed by user, Tacker server paginates records and responds to it with the first page of them to client side.
When client side receives the response and recognizes that it contains the link for next page, the record in the response is retained internally and it queries next page to server side.
Until there is no next page existing in the server, client side queries it one by one and retains records.
After receiving all paginated records from the server, client side assembles retained records and then displays them as a CLI response.
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- Primary assignee:
Koichi Edagawa <email@example.com>
The following items need to be performed in client side.
Add checking if there is a link for next page of records in response header from Tacker server.
Add a process to retain records from Tacker server and query next page.
Add a process to assemble all retained records and display them as a single CLI response.
Unit tests for this enhancement will be added.