The DataflowClient is an auto-generated client for the Dataflow service.
When your interacting with the Dataflow runner, your interacting with a
library written by humans which wraps the auto generated client.

MonitoringUtil.toState() converts that string to the set of enums your
familiar with:
https://github.com/apache/beam/blob/master/runners/google-cloud-dataflow-java/src/main/java/org/apache/beam/runners/dataflow/util/MonitoringUtil.java#L222

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:40 AM, Randal Moore <rdmoor...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm using dataflow. Found what seems to me to be "usage problem" with the
> available APIs.
> When I submit a job to the dataflow runner, I get back a
> DataflowPipelineJob or its superclass, PipelineResult which provides me
> the status of the job - as an enumerated type. But if I use a
> DataflowClient to inquire about the status of my job
>   public Job getJob(@Nonnull String jobId) throws IOException {
> I get back a string. Why are these different? I would think this should be
> the same data type. Short of that, is there something that can translate
> between them? A list of strings strings that dataflow client might return?
>
> I am wrapping dataflow jobs with a higher level service that would like to
> translate all dataflow client status to its own. Therefore the enum is much
> nicer than the string.
>
> Am I overlooking something?
> randy
>

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