Solved bStats Help

Discussion in 'Spigot Plugin Development' started by TechyGaming, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Hi,

    I have recently setup bStats for a new plugin i'm working on and need some help with it as in my main class when I add it to onEnable() it comes up with errors.

    Code (Text):
    package me.techygaming.basicserverutils;


    import org.bukkit.configuration.InvalidConfigurationException;
    import org.bukkit.configuration.file.FileConfiguration;
    import org.bukkit.configuration.file.YamlConfiguration;
    import org.spigotmc.Metrics;

    import me.techygaming.basicserverutils.MetricsLite;

    public class Main extends JavaPlugin {
        private File customLangFile;
        private FileConfiguration customLang;
        public void onEnable() {
            MetricsLite metrics = new MetricsLite(this); //ERROR HERE - Starts at "new", ends at "(this)"
        public FileConfiguration getLangConfig() {
            return this.customLang;
        private void createLangConfig() {
            customLangFile = new File(getDataFolder(), "messages.yml");
            if (!customLangFile.exists()) {
                saveResource("messages.yml", false);
            customLang= new YamlConfiguration();
            try {
            } catch (IOException | InvalidConfigurationException e) {

    Code (Java):
    package me.techygaming.basicserverutils;

    import org.bukkit.Bukkit;
    import org.bukkit.configuration.file.YamlConfiguration;
    import org.bukkit.entity.Player;
    import org.bukkit.plugin.Plugin;
    import org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredServiceProvider;
    import org.bukkit.plugin.ServicePriority;

    import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
    import java.lang.reflect.Method;
    import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
    import java.util.Collection;
    import java.util.Timer;
    import java.util.TimerTask;
    import java.util.UUID;
    import java.util.logging.Level;

    * bStats collects some data for plugin authors.
    * <p>
    * Check out to learn more about bStats!

    @SuppressWarnings({"WeakerAccess", "unused"})
    public class MetricsLite {

        static {
            // You can use the property to disable the check in your test environment
            if (System.getProperty("bstats.relocatecheck") == null || !System.getProperty("bstats.relocatecheck").equals("false")) {
                // Maven's Relocate is clever and changes strings, too. So we have to use this little "trick" ... :D
                final String defaultPackage = new String(
                        new byte[]{'o', 'r', 'g', '.', 'b', 's', 't', 'a', 't', 's', '.', 'b', 'u', 'k', 'k', 'i', 't'});
                final String examplePackage = new String(new byte[]{'y', 'o', 'u', 'r', '.', 'p', 'a', 'c', 'k', 'a', 'g', 'e'});
                // We want to make sure nobody just copy & pastes the example and use the wrong package names
                if (MetricsLite.class.getPackage().getName().equals(defaultPackage) || MetricsLite.class.getPackage().getName().equals(examplePackage)) {
                    throw new IllegalStateException("bStats Metrics class has not been relocated correctly!");

        // The version of this bStats class
        public static final int B_STATS_VERSION = 1;

        // The url to which the data is sent
        private static final String URL = "";

        // Is bStats enabled on this server?
        private boolean enabled;

        // Should failed requests be logged?
        private static boolean logFailedRequests;

        // Should the sent data be logged?
        private static boolean logSentData;

        // Should the response text be logged?
        private static boolean logResponseStatusText;

        // The uuid of the server
        private static String serverUUID;

        // The plugin
        private final Plugin plugin;

        // The plugin id
        private final int pluginId;

         * Class constructor.
         * @param plugin The plugin which stats should be submitted.
         * @param pluginId The id of the plugin.
         *                 It can be found at <a href="">What is my plugin id?</a>

        public MetricsLite(Plugin plugin, int pluginId) {
            if (plugin == null) {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException("Plugin cannot be null!");
            this.plugin = plugin;
            this.pluginId = pluginId;

            // Get the config file
            File bStatsFolder = new File(plugin.getDataFolder().getParentFile(), "bStats");
            File configFile = new File(bStatsFolder, "config.yml");
            YamlConfiguration config = YamlConfiguration.loadConfiguration(configFile);

            // Check if the config file exists
            if (!config.isSet("serverUuid")) {

                // Add default values
                config.addDefault("enabled", true);
                // Every server gets it's unique random id.
                config.addDefault("serverUuid", UUID.randomUUID().toString());
                // Should failed request be logged?
                config.addDefault("logFailedRequests", false);
                // Should the sent data be logged?
                config.addDefault("logSentData", false);
                // Should the response text be logged?
                config.addDefault("logResponseStatusText", false);

                // Inform the server owners about bStats
                        "bStats collects some data for plugin authors like how many servers are using their plugins.\n" +
                                "To honor their work, you should not disable it.\n" +
                                "This has nearly no effect on the server performance!\n" +
                                "Check out to learn more :)"
                try {
                } catch (IOException ignored) { }

            // Load the data
            serverUUID = config.getString("serverUuid");
            logFailedRequests = config.getBoolean("logFailedRequests", false);
            enabled = config.getBoolean("enabled", true);
            logSentData = config.getBoolean("logSentData", false);
            logResponseStatusText = config.getBoolean("logResponseStatusText", false);
            if (enabled) {
                boolean found = false;
                // Search for all other bStats Metrics classes to see if we are the first one
                for (Class<?> service : Bukkit.getServicesManager().getKnownServices()) {
                    try {
                        service.getField("B_STATS_VERSION"); // Our identifier :)
                        found = true; // We aren't the first
                    } catch (NoSuchFieldException ignored) { }
                // Register our service
                Bukkit.getServicesManager().register(MetricsLite.class, this, plugin, ServicePriority.Normal);
                if (!found) {
                    // We are the first!

         * Checks if bStats is enabled.
         * @return Whether bStats is enabled or not.

        public boolean isEnabled() {
            return enabled;

         * Starts the Scheduler which submits our data every 30 minutes.

        private void startSubmitting() {
            final Timer timer = new Timer(true); // We use a timer cause the Bukkit scheduler is affected by server lags
            timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(new TimerTask() {
                public void run() {
                    if (!plugin.isEnabled()) { // Plugin was disabled
                    // Nevertheless we want our code to run in the Bukkit main thread, so we have to use the Bukkit scheduler
                    // Don't be afraid! The connection to the bStats server is still async, only the stats collection is sync ;)
                    Bukkit.getScheduler().runTask(plugin, () -> submitData());
            }, 1000 * 60 * 5, 1000 * 60 * 30);
            // Submit the data every 30 minutes, first time after 5 minutes to give other plugins enough time to start
            // WARNING: Changing the frequency has no effect but your plugin WILL be blocked/deleted!
            // WARNING: Just don't do it!

         * Gets the plugin specific data.
         * This method is called using Reflection.
         * @return The plugin specific data.

        public JsonObject getPluginData() {
            JsonObject data = new JsonObject();

            String pluginName = plugin.getDescription().getName();
            String pluginVersion = plugin.getDescription().getVersion();

            data.addProperty("pluginName", pluginName); // Append the name of the plugin
            data.addProperty("id", pluginId); // Append the id of the plugin
            data.addProperty("pluginVersion", pluginVersion); // Append the version of the plugin
            data.add("customCharts", new JsonArray());

            return data;

         * Gets the server specific data.
         * @return The server specific data.

        private JsonObject getServerData() {
            // Minecraft specific data
            int playerAmount;
            try {
                // Around MC 1.8 the return type was changed to a collection from an array,
                // This fixes java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.Bukkit.getOnlinePlayers()Ljava/util/Collection;
                Method onlinePlayersMethod = Class.forName("org.bukkit.Server").getMethod("getOnlinePlayers");
                playerAmount = onlinePlayersMethod.getReturnType().equals(Collection.class)
                        ? ((Collection<?>) onlinePlayersMethod.invoke(Bukkit.getServer())).size()
                        : ((Player[]) onlinePlayersMethod.invoke(Bukkit.getServer())).length;
            } catch (Exception e) {
                playerAmount = Bukkit.getOnlinePlayers().size(); // Just use the new method if the Reflection failed
            int onlineMode = Bukkit.getOnlineMode() ? 1 : 0;
            String bukkitVersion = Bukkit.getVersion();
            String bukkitName = Bukkit.getName();

            // OS/Java specific data
            String javaVersion = System.getProperty("java.version");
            String osName = System.getProperty("");
            String osArch = System.getProperty("os.arch");
            String osVersion = System.getProperty("os.version");
            int coreCount = Runtime.getRuntime().availableProcessors();

            JsonObject data = new JsonObject();

            data.addProperty("serverUUID", serverUUID);

            data.addProperty("playerAmount", playerAmount);
            data.addProperty("onlineMode", onlineMode);
            data.addProperty("bukkitVersion", bukkitVersion);
            data.addProperty("bukkitName", bukkitName);

            data.addProperty("javaVersion", javaVersion);
            data.addProperty("osName", osName);
            data.addProperty("osArch", osArch);
            data.addProperty("osVersion", osVersion);
            data.addProperty("coreCount", coreCount);

            return data;

         * Collects the data and sends it afterwards.

        private void submitData() {
            final JsonObject data = getServerData();

            JsonArray pluginData = new JsonArray();
            // Search for all other bStats Metrics classes to get their plugin data
            for (Class<?> service : Bukkit.getServicesManager().getKnownServices()) {
                try {
                    service.getField("B_STATS_VERSION"); // Our identifier :)

                    for (RegisteredServiceProvider<?> provider : Bukkit.getServicesManager().getRegistrations(service)) {
                        try {
                            Object plugin = provider.getService().getMethod("getPluginData").invoke(provider.getProvider());
                            if (plugin instanceof JsonObject) {
                                pluginData.add((JsonObject) plugin);
                            } else { // old bstats version compatibility
                                try {
                                    Class<?> jsonObjectJsonSimple = Class.forName("org.json.simple.JSONObject");
                                    if (plugin.getClass().isAssignableFrom(jsonObjectJsonSimple)) {
                                        Method jsonStringGetter = jsonObjectJsonSimple.getDeclaredMethod("toJSONString");
                                        String jsonString = (String) jsonStringGetter.invoke(plugin);
                                        JsonObject object = new JsonParser().parse(jsonString).getAsJsonObject();
                                } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
                                    // minecraft version 1.14+
                                    if (logFailedRequests) {
                                        this.plugin.getLogger().log(Level.SEVERE, "Encountered unexpected exception ", e);
                        } catch (NullPointerException | NoSuchMethodException | IllegalAccessException | InvocationTargetException ignored) {
                } catch (NoSuchFieldException ignored) { }

            data.add("plugins", pluginData);

            // Create a new thread for the connection to the bStats server
            new Thread(() -> {
                try {
                    // Send the data
                    sendData(plugin, data);
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    // Something went wrong! :(
                    if (logFailedRequests) {
                        plugin.getLogger().log(Level.WARNING, "Could not submit plugin stats of " + plugin.getName(), e);

         * Sends the data to the bStats server.
         * @param plugin Any plugin. It's just used to get a logger instance.
         * @param data The data to send.
         * @throws Exception If the request failed.

        private static void sendData(Plugin plugin, JsonObject data) throws Exception {
            if (data == null) {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException("Data cannot be null!");
            if (Bukkit.isPrimaryThread()) {
                throw new IllegalAccessException("This method must not be called from the main thread!");
            if (logSentData) {
                plugin.getLogger().info("Sending data to bStats: " + data);
            HttpsURLConnection connection = (HttpsURLConnection) new URL(URL).openConnection();

            // Compress the data to save bandwidth
            byte[] compressedData = compress(data.toString());

            // Add headers
            connection.addRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.addRequestProperty("Connection", "close");
            connection.addRequestProperty("Content-Encoding", "gzip"); // We gzip our request
            connection.addRequestProperty("Content-Length", String.valueOf(compressedData.length));
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json"); // We send our data in JSON format
            connection.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "MC-Server/" + B_STATS_VERSION);

            // Send data
            try (DataOutputStream outputStream = new DataOutputStream(connection.getOutputStream())) {

            StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
            try (BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(connection.getInputStream()))) {
                String line;
                while ((line = bufferedReader.readLine()) != null) {

            if (logResponseStatusText) {
                plugin.getLogger().info("Sent data to bStats and received response: " + builder);

         * Gzips the given String.
         * @param str The string to gzip.
         * @return The gzipped String.
         * @throws IOException If the compression failed.

        private static byte[] compress(final String str) throws IOException {
            if (str == null) {
                return null;
            ByteArrayOutputStream outputStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
            try(GZIPOutputStream gzip = new GZIPOutputStream(outputStream)) {
            return outputStream.toByteArray();


    I have put a note where the error is.

    Apologies if there is something super obvious that I have done wrong, this is the first time I have ever tried to use bStats and none of the tutorials I have seen have had the same error.
  2. I think you do need to fill up the second argument when you call the new MetricsLite() method. It seems to ask for a "Plugin" type and an "int" type which is the "plugin id" so I guess it's the id on the bstats website ? Haven't worked with stats yet.
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  3. Thanks for the help,

    I think it's fixed (Or at least it's green when I do /plugins)
    Just need to wait for bStats to update online