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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Azure Event Grid WebHooks - Filtering (Part 2)

I my previous post I introduced Azure Event Grid. I demonstrated how simple it is to use Event Grid to push hundreds of events to subscribers using WebHooks.
In today's post I'll show a powerful capability of Event Grid which is filters.

What are Filters?

Subscribing to a topic means that all events pushed to this topic will be pushed to the subscriber. But what if the subscriber is interested only in a subset of the events? For example in my previous post I created a blog topic and all subscribers to this topic will receive notifications about new and updated blog posts, new comments, etc. But some subscribers might be interested only in posts and want to ignore comments. Instead of creating multiple topics for each type of event which will required separate subscriptions, Event Grid has the concept of filters. Filters are applied on the event content of and events will only be pushed to subscribers with matching filters.
The below diagram demonstrates this capability:

Filtering based on Subject prefix/suffix

Azure Event Grid supports two types of filters:
  • Subject prefix and suffix filters.
  • Event type filters.

Subject prefix and suffix filters

In this example I'll use a prefix filter to receive only events with subject starting with "post" using the --subject-begins-with post parameter.

az eventgrid topic event-subscription create --name postsreceiver --subject-begins-with post --endpoint https://twzm3c5ry2.execute-api.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/prod/post -g rg --topic-name blog

Similarly:
az eventgrid topic event-subscription create --name commenstreceiver --subject-begins-with comment  --endpoint https://twzm3c5ry2.execute-api.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/prod/comment -g rg --topic-name blog

An event that looks like:
[
    {
        "id": "2134",
        "eventType": "new",
        "subject": "comments",
        "eventTime": "2017-08-20T23:14:22+1000",
        "data":{
            "content": "Azure Event Grid",
            "postId": "123"
        }
    }
]

Will only be pushed to the second subscriber because it matches the filter.


Filtering based on event type

Another way for the subscriber to filter the pushed message is specifying event types. By default when a new subscription is added the subscriber filter data looks like
"filter": {                       
  "includedEventTypes": [         
    "All"                         
  ],                              
  "isSubjectCaseSensitive": null, 
  "subjectBeginsWith": "", 
  "subjectEndsWith": ""

The includedEventTypes attribute equals to "All" which means that the subscriber will get all events regardless the type.
You can filter on multiple event types as space separated values using the --included-event-types parameter:
az eventgrid topic event-subscription create --name newupdatedreceiver --included-event-types new updated --endpoint https://twzm3c5ry2.execute-api.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/prod/newupdated -g rg --topic-name blog

which results in:
 "filter": {                     
   "includedEventTypes": [       
     "new",                      
     "updated"                   
   ],                            
   "isSubjectCaseSensitive": null,
   "subjectBeginsWith": "",      
   "subjectEndsWith": ""  

        
Which means that only events with type "new" or "updated" will be pushed to this subscriber. This event won't be pushed:
[
    {
        "id": "123456",
        "eventType": "deleted",
        "subject": "posts",
        "eventTime": "2017-08-20T23:14:22+1000",
        "data":{
            "postId": "123"
        }
    }
]

Summary

Enabling the subscriber to have control on which events it will receive based on subject prefix, suffix, or event type (and a mix of these options) is a powerful capability of Azure Event Grid. Routing events in a declarative way without writing any logic on the event source side significantly simplifies this scenario.

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