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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum Symphony
Components Version 7.1
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 19, 2016

Request to include certain environment parameters during job submission

Currently, we are unable to submit environment parameters to a MapReduce service in the following manner:

// Set TEXTANALYTICS_HOME environment variable on each task's JVM - required by ActionAPI
conf.set ("", "TEXTANALYTICS_HOME=" + Constants.textAnalyticsHomeDir);
conf.set ("mapreduce.reduce.env", "TEXTANALYTICS_HOME=" + Constants.textAnalyticsHomeDir);

Requesting this invocation method be made available. Thanks.

  • Guest
    Dec 11, 2020

    There is no development plan to make the changes for MapReduce support scope.

  • Guest
    Dec 13, 2018

    Please ignore the last update (RFE# error) - Sorry !

  • Guest
    Dec 13, 2018

    Hello, I have an AVL customer who is still waiting on this feature to be implemented.
    Could you please provide some update about a possible target for the delivery ?
    Many thanks in advance.

  • Guest
    Jan 3, 2017

    We are initiating a CE project to complete this work outside of a normal release cycle. However, the project schedule is pending resource availability and is likely Q2 or Q3 of 2017.

  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2016

    even better if you generalize the feature to allow symphony client to pass environmental variables at session creation time.