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Offset Explorer (Formerly Kafka Tool)

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2.2 | Updated: 04 Oct 2021



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Offset Explorer (Formerly Kafka Tool) 2.2

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Offset Explorer (Formerly Kafka Tool), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Offset Explorer (Formerly Kafka Tool), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Offset Explorer (Formerly Kafka Tool), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade offset-explorer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade offset-explorer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install offset-explorer
    name: offset-explorer
    version: '2.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'offset-explorer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller offset-explorer
    Name     = "offset-explorer"
    Version  = "2.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'offset-explorer':
  ensure   => '2.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator jpruskin on 12 Oct 2021.


Kafka Browser

The browser tree in Offset Explorer allows you to view and navigate the objects in your Apache Kafka® cluster -- brokers, topics, partitions, consumers -- with a couple of mouse-clicks. Connections to your Kafka cluster are persisted so you don't need to memorize or enter them every time. You can quickly view information about all your clusters no matter how many you have.

View Messages

You can quickly view messages and their keys in the partitions of your topics. You can select how many messages to view at once and which offset to read messages from. You can view the oldest or newest messages, or you can specify a starting offset where to start reading the messages from. By default Offset Explorer will show your messages and keys in hexadecimal format. However, if your messages are UTF-8 encoded strings, Kafka Tool can show the actual string instead of the regular hexadecimal format.

View Text Data as JSON/XML

If your string-based data is either in JSON or XML format, you can view it in a pretty-printed form in the detail panel of the Data-tab under partitions.

View Consumer Offsets

The browser tree allows you to quickly view all the offsets of your Kafka consumers. The list will show both the start/end offsets of the partitions as well as the offset of consumers within each partition.

You can also view the offsets stored by the Apache Storm's Kafka spouts. Read more

Saving Individual Messages

You can save individual messages to a file on your hard drive using the Save-button in the detail panel of the Data-tab of partitions. The file will contain the bytes of the message as-is. You can also save the key of the message using the same mechanism.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName

  url           = ''
  checksum      = 'bf6182d8342ce51219e71bd1135f16d3c44564d3d6945734d96453bdb961c7bd'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  url64bit      = ''
  checksum64    = 'ac2fdff02e69a4e3d27efea8cd629f6360029c3e6df4830f71032154c43f3dc9'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = '-q'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Offset Explorer *'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = '-q'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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