Current state: Accepted
Discussion thread: here
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Currently we don't expose information about whether a connector is a source or sink. This is useful when, e.g., categorizing connectors in a UI. Given naming conventions we try to encourage you might be able to determine this via the connector's class name, but that isn't reliable. We would also like to expose a Connector's version information.
We will modify the following REST API endpoint for Connect:
The aforementioned endpoint currently returns the following structure:
Compatibility, Deprecation, and Migration Plan
- This is purely an addition to the current API and is backwards compatible.
The current method to get this information is to use a heuristic (does a class contain SInk/Source?), or use a lookup table. Neither of which works in every case, or with dynamically loaded Connectors.