Workflows

New in Quilt 3.3

Workflows basics

A workflow is a quality gate that your data must pass in order to be pushed to S3. To get started, create a configuration file in your Quilt S3 bucket at s3://BUCKET/.quilt/workflows/config.yml.

Here's an example:

version: "1"
workflows:
alpha:
name: Search for aliens
is_message_required: true
beta:
name: Studying superpowers
metadata_schema: superheroes
gamma:
name: Nothing special
description: TOP SECRET
is_message_required: true
metadata_schema: top-secret
schemas:
superheroes:
url: s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata/schemas/superheroes.schema.json
top-secret:
url: s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata/schemas/top-secret.schema.json

With the above configuration, you must specify a workflow before you can push:

>>> import quilt3
>>> quilt3.Package().push('test/package', registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata')
QuiltException: Workflow required, but none specified.

Let's try with the workflow= parameter:

>>> quilt3.Package().push('test/package', registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata', workflow='alpha')
QuiltException: Commit message is required by workflow, but none was provided.

The above QuiltException is caused by is_message_required: true. Here's how we can pass the workflow:

>>> quilt3.Package().push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
message='added info about UFO',
workflow='alpha')
Package test/package@bc9a838 pushed to s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata

Now let's push with workflow='beta':

>>> quilt3.Package().push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
workflow='beta')
QuiltException: Metadata failed validation: 'superhero' is a required property.

We encountered another exception because the beta workflow specifies metadata_schema: superheroes. Therefore, the test/package metadata must validate against the JSON Schema at s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata/schemas/superheroes.schema.json:

{
"$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-07/schema#",
"$id": "http://example.com/superheroes.schema.json",
"properties": {
"superhero": {
"enum": [
"Spider-Man",
"Superman",
"Batman"
]
}
},
"required": [
"superhero"
]
}

Note that superhero is a required property:

>>> quilt3.Package().set_meta({'superhero': 'Batman'}).push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
workflow='beta')
Package test/package@c4691d8 pushed to s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata

For the gamma workflow, both is_message_required: true and metadata_schema are set, so both message and package metadata are validated:

>>> quilt3.Package().push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
workflow='gamma')
QuiltException: Metadata failed validation: 'answer' is a required property.
>>> quilt3.Package().set_meta({'answer': 42}).push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
workflow='gamma')
QuiltException: Commit message is required by workflow, but none was provided.
>>> quilt3.Package().set_meta({'answer': 42}).push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
message='at last all is set up',
workflow='gamma')
Package test/package@6331508 pushed to s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata

If you wish for your users to be able to skip workflows altogether, you can make workflow validation optional with is_workflow_required: false in your config.yml, and specify workflow=None in the API:

>>> quilt3.Package().push(
'test/package',
registry='s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata',
workflow=None)
Package test/package@06b2815 pushed to s3://quilt-sergey-dev-metadata

Also default_workflow can be set in the config to specify which workflow will be used if workflow parameter is not provided.

Pushing across buckets with the Quilt catalog

The catalog's Push to bucket feature can be enabled by adding a successors property to the config. A successor is a destination bucket.

successors:
s3://bucket1:
title: Staging
copy_data: false
s3://bucket2:
title: Production

If copy_data is true (the default), all package entries will be copied to the destination bucket. If copy_data is false, all entries will remain in their current locations.

Full config.yml schema

See config-1-.schema.json.

Known limitations

  • Only Draft 7 Json Schemas are supported

  • Schemas with $ref are not supported

  • Schemas must be in an S3 bucket for which the Quilt user has read permissions