Altair® Panopticon


Streaming Connectors


Allows connection to Apache’s ActiveMQ message bus on a real-time streaming basis. Specifically, the connector allows Panopticon to subscribe to XML, JSON or FIX based messages that are published on topics. The data format itself is arbitrary, and consequently, the connection includes the message definition.


1.     Select ActiveMQ from the Data Sources pane. The ActiveMQ Settings pane and the retrieved ActiveMQ source are displayed.


2.     Enter the Name of the ActiveMQ data source, then click .

3.     Enter the following information:




The location of the message broker. Default is tcp://localhost:61616.

User Id

The user Id that will be used to connect to the ActiveMQ service.


The password to connect to the ActiveMQ service.


Accepts topic in topic://topicname.* format and also topicname.*. Therefore, topic://pano.> and pano.> both will work as topic value.

Default is topic://topicname.*


4.     Check/uncheck the Use durable subscription box.


When connecting to a message bus, it is recommended to disable durable messaging. When it is enabled, this puts a heavier load to the server, and slows down the start and stop of subscriptions.



5.     Check/uncheck Messages can contain partial data box.

6.     Select the Message Type.

7.     Select either the dot (.) or comma (,) as the Decimal Separator.


Prepend 'default:' for the elements falling under default namespace.



8.     Click  to the fetch the schema based on the connection details. Consequently, the list of columns with the data type found from inspecting the first ‘n’ rows of the input data source is populated and the Save button is enabled.

This also populates the Id Column with the set of columns, of arbitrary type, that can be concatenated to form a unique row identifier.

9.     You can also opt to load or save a copy of the column definition.  

10.   Click  to add columns to the MQ connection that represent sections of the message. Then enter or select:




The column name of the source schema.

Fix Tag/JsonPath/Text Column Index/XPath

The Fix Tag/JsonPath/Text Column Index/XPath of the source schema.


The data type of the column. Can be a Text, Numeric, or Time

Date Format

The format when the data type is Time.


Determines whether the message field should be processed.


Defined parameters that can be used as filter. Only available for JSON, Text, and XML message types.



To parse and format times with higher than millisecond precision, the format string needs to end with a period followed by sequence of upper case S. There can be no additional characters following them.

For example: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSSSSS



To delete a column, check its  or all the column entries, check the topmost , then click .

11.  Date/Time values of output data and Date/Time inputs, where supported, is by default unchanged.

You can opt to define the Show in Timezone and Source Timezone settings.

12.   For this section:


Refer to Define Real-Time Settings for more information.

13.   Set the row limit of the data set.

14.   Tap the Preview Selected Data Source slider to turn it on.

15.   Click  to display the data preview.