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Peter Lim

03/05/2024, 9:07 PM
how do you get all asset keys and their metadata for a given asset key prefix?
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Scout

03/05/2024, 9:07 PM
To get all asset keys and their associated metadata for a given asset key prefix, you can use the
AssetSelection
API provided by Dagster. The
AssetSelection
API allows you to select assets based on various criteria, including key prefixes. Here's how you can use the
AssetSelection
API to include assets that match a given key prefix:
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python from dagster import AssetSelection  # This will match any asset key where the first segment matches the prefix "my_prefix" asset_selection = AssetSelection.key_prefixes("my_prefix")
Once you have the
AssetSelection
object, you can iterate over the selected assets to access their keys and metadata. However, the documentation does not provide a direct code example for iterating over the selected assets and extracting their metadata. You would typically use the asset selection in the context of a job or repository definition to specify which assets should be included. If you need to access the metadata for each asset, you would typically do this within the context of an asset-aware operation, such as within an asset computation or when querying the asset catalog. The asset catalog can be queried through Dagster's Dagit UI or programmatically using Dagster's instance methods to retrieve event logs and materializations, which contain metadata. For example, you can use the
instance.get_event_records
method to query the event logs for materialization events, which include metadata about assets. Here's a conceptual example:
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python from dagster import AssetKey, DagsterInstance  # Assuming you have a DagsterInstance instance = DagsterInstance.get()  # Get the latest materialization event for a specific asset key materialization_event = instance.get_latest_materialization_event(AssetKey(["my_prefix", "my_asset"]))  # Access the metadata from the materialization event metadata = materialization_event.asset_materialization.metadata
Please note that the above example is conceptual and intended to illustrate how you might access metadata for a specific asset. The actual implementation may vary based on your specific use case and the context in which you are working with assets in Dagster.
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Peter Lim

03/05/2024, 9:20 PM
@Scout can you expound on iterating through the AssetSelection? Can you use that to return certain attributes of the asset such as description
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Scout

03/05/2024, 9:20 PM
The
AssetSelection
API in Dagster is used to define a subset of assets that you want to include in a job or operation. It is not directly used to iterate over assets or retrieve their attributes like descriptions. Instead, it is used to specify which assets should be considered for processing when defining a job. To iterate over assets and retrieve their attributes, such as descriptions, you would typically interact with the asset catalog or the event log within Dagster. The asset catalog contains information about all the assets in your Dagster instance, including their keys, descriptions, and metadata. Here's a conceptual approach to how you might retrieve asset descriptions: 1. Use the
AssetSelection
API to define the subset of assets you're interested in. 2. Use Dagster's instance methods to query the asset catalog or event log for those assets. 3. Extract the descriptions and other metadata from the query results. However, the documentation does not provide a direct code example for iterating over an
AssetSelection
to retrieve asset descriptions. If you need to programmatically access asset descriptions, you would typically use the Dagster instance to query the asset catalog. Here's a conceptual example of how you might use the Dagster instance to get asset descriptions:
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python from dagster import DagsterInstance, AssetKey  # Assuming you have a DagsterInstance instance = DagsterInstance.get()  # Retrieve all asset entries from the asset catalog asset_entries = instance.all_asset_entries()  # Filter asset entries based on a prefix or other criteria filtered_asset_entries = [entry for entry in asset_entries if entry.key.to_string().startswith("my_prefix")]  # Extract descriptions from the filtered asset entries asset_descriptions = {entry.key: entry.asset_details.description for entry in filtered_asset_entries}
In this example,
asset_entries
would contain a list of all asset entries, and
filtered_asset_entries
would be a subset based on your criteria (e.g., a specific prefix). The
asset_descriptions
dictionary would then map
AssetKey
objects to their descriptions. Please note that this is a conceptual example, and the actual code you would use depends on the specific details of your Dagster setup and the version of Dagster you are using. Always refer to the latest Dagster documentation for the most accurate and up-to-date information on interacting with the asset catalog and retrieving asset metadata.
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