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03/08/2024, 4:27 PM
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dagster._check.CheckError: Failure condition: The output has no asset partitions


03/08/2024, 4:27 PM
The error message you're encountering indicates that there's an issue related to asset partitions within a Dagster pipeline. Specifically, the error suggests that an operation (or
) is attempting to access or work with partitions for an asset, but the asset in question does not have any partitions defined. In Dagster, assets can be partitioned to represent different slices of the data, often corresponding to time intervals (e.g., daily partitions). When you define an asset with partitions, you can perform computations on each partition independently. The error message
dagster._check.CheckError: Failure condition: The output has no asset partitions
could arise in a situation where the code expects an asset to be partitioned, but the asset is not actually set up with partitions. This could happen, for example, if you're trying to access partition-specific information or methods on an asset that doesn't have a
. To resolve this error, you would need to ensure that the asset is correctly defined with partitions if it is supposed to be partitioned. If the asset is not meant to be partitioned, then the code that is attempting to work with partitions should be adjusted to not expect partitioned behavior. The documentation provides an example of how to handle partition keys within an
when dealing with partitioned assets:
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python @op def test1(context):     context.log.debug(context.partition_key)  # Accessing the partition key     return 1
In this example,
is used to access the partition key for a partitioned asset within an
. If you're encountering this error, you may need to review your asset definitions and the code that is attempting to interact with partitions to ensure they are aligned with your intent and the capabilities of the assets in your Dagster pipeline.