Forward messages across two SeisComP systems.


scimport is responsible to forward messages from one system to another. The difference to scimex is that scimport does not handle the messages event based. scimport supports two different modes. The relay mode does a simple mapping from GROUP:SYSTEM_A to GROUP:SYSTEM_B. This mode is default.

In case GROUP is not defined in the second system the message is forwarded to IMPORT_GROUP. The import mode supports custom mapping and filter functionality. It is possible to forward GROUP1:SYSTEM_A to GROUP2:SYSTEM_B. In addition the forwarded objects can be filtered by:

  • Status

  • Mode

  • Phase

  • AgencyID

  • Amplitude

  • Location

  • Depth

  • AgencyID

  • Status

  • Mode

  • Type

  • Type

  • Type


Example scimport.cfg

# The address of the importing system
sink = sinkAddress

# This option has to be set if the application runs in import mode.
# The routing table has to be defined in the form of source_group:sink_group
routingtable = PICK:PICK

# List of sink groups to subscribe to. If this option is not set the message
# groups will be determined automatically. If this option is set but not
# needed for a setup it can be ignored with the option --ignore-groups
msggroups = GROUP_ONE, GROUP_TWO

# Available filter options
filter.pick.mode     = manual
filter.pick.status   = confirmed
filter.pick.phase    = P
filter.pick.agencyID = GFZ

# Values: eq (==), lt (<=) ,gt (>=), *
filter.amplitude.operator = gt
filter.amplitude.amplitude = 100

# Values: lat0:lat1 (range)
filter.origin.latitude = -90:90

# Values: lon0:lon1 (range)
filter.origin.longitude = -180:180
filter.origin.depth     = 0:100
filter.origin.agencyID  = GFZ

# Values: automatic, manual
filter.origin.mode      = manual
filter.origin.status    = confirmed

# Values: earthquake, explosion, quarry blast, chemical explosion,
# nuclear explosion, landslide, debris avalanche, rockslide,
# mine collapse, volcanic eruption, meteor impact, plane crash,
# building collapse, sonic boom, other
filter.event.type = earthquake

# Values: Whatever your magnitudes are named
filter.stationMagnitude.type = MLv

# Values: Whatever your magnitudes are named
filter.magnitude.type = MLv

# Values: latency, delay, timing quality, gaps interval, gaps length,
# spikes interval, spikes amplitude, offset, rms
filter.qc.type = latency

Module Configuration


scimport inherits global options.


Type: string

URI of receiving host which runs scmaster. The URI contains the host name with an optional protocol and port.

Format: protocol://host:port


- proc

- scmp://proc:18180


Type: list:string

This option has to be set if the application runs in import mode. The routing table has to be defined in the form of source_group:sink_group


Type: list:string

Define a list of message groups of the source system (connection.server). If not specified, the source system is queried for a list of message groups which are then used to check each subscription extracted from the routing table. This parameter allows to override to source query result.


Default: true

Type: boolean

No description available


filter.* Define filter criteria before sending.


filter.pick.* Criteria for filtering picks.


Type: string

The mode of picks to filter for. Allowed values: "automatic" and "manual".


Type: string

The status of picks to filter for. Allowed values: "preliminary", "confirmed", "reviewed", "final", "rejected" and "reported".


Type: string

The pick phase hint to filter for. Allowed values: all possible phase codes.


Type: list:string

The pick agencyIDs to filter for. Allowed values: all possible agency ids;


Type: string

The pick network code of the processed waveforms. Allowed values: all possible network codes.


filter.amplitude.* Criteria for filtering amplitudes


Type: string

The amplitude comparison operator. Allowed values: "eq", "lt", "gt" and "*".


Type: double

The amplitude threshold to filter for. The operator configured with "operator" is used to compare this threshold with the incoming value. If "operator" is "*" then values will pass.


Type: list:string

The amplitude agencyIDs to filter for. Allowed values: all possible agency ids.


filter.origin.* Criteria for filtering origins


Type: string

The latitude range in format [min]:[max].


Type: string

The longitude range in format [min]:[max].


Type: string

The depth range in format [min]:[max].


Type: list:string

The origin agencyIDs to filter for. Allowed values: all possible agency ids;


Type: string

The origin evaluation mode to filter for. Allowed values: "automatic" and "manual".


Type: string

The origin status to filter for. Allowed values: "preliminary", "confirmed", "reviewed", "final", "rejected" and "reported".


Type: string

The minimum number of arrivals of an origin to pass the filter.


filter.event.* Criteria for filtering events


Type: string

The event type to filter for, e.g. "earthquake", "explosion" …


filter.stationMagnitude.* Criteria for filtering station magnitudes


Type: string

The station magnitude type. Allowed values: all possible magnitude types such as "MLv".


filter.magnitude.* Criteria for filtering network magnitudes


Type: string

The magnitude type. Allowed values: all possible magnitude types such as "MLv".


filter.qc.* Criteria for filtering QC parameters


Type: string

The QC parameter type. Allowed values: all possible types such as "latency", "delay" …

Command-Line Options

scimport [options]


-h, --help

Show help message.

-V, --version

Show version information.

--config-file arg

Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it. Example: scautopick -> scautopick2.

--plugins arg

Load given plugins.

-D, --daemon

Run as daemon. This means the application will fork itself and doesn’t need to be started with &.

--auto-shutdown arg

Enable/disable self-shutdown because a master module shutdown. This only works when messaging is enabled and the master module sends a shutdown message (enabled with --start-stop-msg for the master module).

--shutdown-master-module arg

Set the name of the master-module used for auto-shutdown. This is the application name of the module actually started. If symlinks are used, then it is the name of the symlinked application.

--shutdown-master-username arg

Set the name of the master-username of the messaging used for auto-shutdown. If "shutdown-master-module" is given as well, this parameter is ignored.


--verbosity arg

Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug.

-v, --v

Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv).

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode: no logging output.

--component arg

Limit the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.

-s, --syslog

Use syslog logging backend. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.


Execute in debug mode. Equivalent to --verbosity=4 --console=1 .

--log-file arg

Use alternative log file.


-u, --user arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.username.

-H, --host arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.server.

-t, --timeout arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.timeout.

-g, --primary-group arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.primaryGroup.

-S, --subscribe-group arg

A group to subscribe to. This option can be given more than once.

--content-type arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.contentType.

--start-stop-msg arg

Set sending of a start and a stop message.


-o, --sink

Overrides configuration parameter sink.

-i, --import

Switch to import mode (default is relay). Im import mode the routing table has to be specified whereas in relay the routing table will be calculated automatically.


Disable message filtering and ignore all configured filters.


Route unknown groups to the default group IMPORT_GROUP.


Ignore user specified groups.


Do not send any messages.