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Deployable Services

The Substreams Deployable Services define a common interface to easily deploy your Substreams to one of the supported sinks, such as SQL or subgraphs. Essentially, it facilitates sending data to a variety of sinks by simply using the Substreams CLI.

Hoes Does It Work?

  1. 1.
    Choose what sink you want to use (SQL or subgraphs).
  2. 2.
    Add the sink configuration to your manifest.
  3. 3.
    Use the substreams alpha service command to deploy, stop or remove your services.

Choose a Sink

Depending on your needs, you must choose how you want to consume the data: using a SQL database or a subgraph. Substreams using the SQL sink must have a db_out module and those using the subgraph sink must have a graph_out module.

Add the Sink Configuration

The sink configuration in a Substreams manifest defines what sink should be used. To get more information about the Substreams manifest, refer to the Manifest & Modules page
Every sink has different configuration fields available, so check out the Manifest Reference for more information. In the following example, a SQL sink is defined:
sink:
module: db_out
type: sf.substreams.sink.sql.v1.Service
config:
schema: "./schema.sql"
engine: clickhouse
postgraphile_frontend:
enabled: false
pgweb_frontend:
enabled: false
dbt_config:
enabled: true
files: "./path/to/folder"
run_interval_seconds: 300

Deploy the Service

Use the substreams alpha service <COMMAND> command to manage your services. Once your Substreams has the corresponding manifest configuration, you can deploy it by using the substreams alpha service deploy command.
You will get a service ID, which is a unique identifier for your service. This will allow you to manage your service and apply actions to it, such a stopping or removing it.