Access Data from the Bus

This article demonstrates how to access the same data from the Core bus using three applications.

  • Studio’s Trace plugin
  • Echo command line tool
  • Generated C++ node

Generate sample data

This step may be skipped if data is already being published to the bus by one or more nodes.

Start the C data-generation application to begin publishing sample data to the bus.

$ git clone
$ cd PolySync-C-Examples/data-generator
$ make
$ ./bin/polysync-data-generator-c

Studio Trace

Trace extracts the incoming message buffer into an easy to read table.

  1. Start Studio
  2. Open the Trace plugin
  3. From the control panel on the left-side, select message type from the drop-down menu, for example ps_objects_msg
    • The drop down menu contains messages that were seen on the bus at least once
  4. Click “Start Trace”
    • Using the control panel you can select/deselect the message fields you want the Trace plugin to print

Echo C++ Example

Echo is able to subscribe to messages from the bus and print filtered data to the terminal.

$ git clone
$ cd PolySync-CPP-Examples/Echo
$ mkdir build && cd build
$ cmake .. && make
$ ./polysync-echo -f ps_objects_msg

Echo is also able to print the incoming data to a CSV file. Pass the -h help flag to learn more.

Node generator

The node generator is a great tool to get you developing custom nodes in PolySync Core quickly. It generates the C++ code for a node that subscribes to the specified message types.

$ polysync-generate node -s ps_objects_msg
$ cd MyNode
$ mkdir build && cd build
$ cmake .. && make
$ ./MyNode