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Setting up your development workspace

The topic assumes your using the LUA Development Tools Eclipse Plugin to create and test your custom Universal Decode scripts.

The Universal Decode SDK provides a set of files required to start working on your Universal Decode scripts development. You can get it from the publicly available GitHub repository.

Create a new Lua project. In Eclipse go to New ► Lua Project, set the project name and leave Create new project in workspace selected. Eclipse will create a new project directory in your workspace, which is C:\eclipse\workspace by default.

Simple parser Eclipse
Simple parser Eclipse

Check out the Universal SDK files to src in your project directory. This is the minimal set of files required to run scripts and unit tests:


Universal Decode script template containing all necessary declarations and the two required methods: function parse_request(payload, stats) and function parse_response(payload, stats)


Universal Decode test template used to run tests against your custom script.


A Dynatrace-provided script with the set of methods serving as the interface to communicate with the RTM monitoring process. Do not modify it.


A standard Lua component defining the test framework. Do not modify it.


The NAM Probe module necessary to run the unit tests. Do not modify it.