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Table import operator

The Airflow table import operator DqopsTableImportOperator is used to import table to connection existing in DQOps. When the table schema changes you can also use this operator. It will update the table in DQOps application for recently added columns or updates of types in the existing columns.

Operator parameters

Parameters that indentify the table that should be imported to DQOps.

Name Description Type
connection_name (Required) The name of the connection in DQOps. str
schema_name (Required) The name of the schema. str
table_name (Required) The name of the table. str
base_url The base url to DQOps application. Default value is http://localhost:8888/, which is the instance of DQOps started locally str
job_business_key Job business key that is a user assigned unique job id, used to check the job status by looking up the job by a user assigned identifier, instead of the DQOps assigned job identifier. Union[Unset, None, str] = UNSET
wait_timeout The number of seconds the client will wait for activity before terminating the idle task. If not set, the timeout is read from the client’s default value, which is set to 120 seconds. int
fail_on_timeout By default, exceeding the timeout limit causes the status of the task to end with the Failed status. By setting the flag of this parameter to True, the status of the failed task will result in the Success status. bool [optional, default=True]

Above parameters are the only parameters that are the addition to the standard parameters of BaseOperator, from which the described operator inherits. For the complete list of parameters that are supported by BaseOperator, visit the official Airflow webpage

Set up the operator

Entry requirements include:

  • Installation of python package from PyPi called dqops
  • Configuration of data source including setting the connection in DQOps application

DAG example

The example sets a task to import table "maven_restaurant_ratings.ratings" on an existing connection "example_connection". The operator connects to the locally started DQOps server.

import datetime
import pendulum
from airflow import DAG
from dqops.airflow.table_import.dqops_table_import_operator import DqopsTableImportOperator

with DAG(
    start_date=pendulum.datetime(2023, 1, 1, tz="UTC"),
) as dag:
    import_table_task = DqopsTableImportOperator(

Execution results

Airflow DAG provides logs to the executed tasks. The status details will appear in a one line as an info level log from the operator, which contains a JSON formatted response from DQOps presented below.

  'jobId': {
    'jobId': 1698316589000000, 
    'createdAt': '2023-10-26T10:36:29.832902900Z'
  'result': {
    'source_table_specs': [{
      'incremental_time_window': {
        'daily_partitioning_recent_days': 7, 
        'monthly_partitioning_recent_months': 1
      'columns': {
        'Consumer_ID': {
          'type_snapshot': {
            'column_type': 'STRING', 
            'nullable': 'True'
          'comments': []
        'Restaurant_ID': {
          'type_snapshot': {
            'column_type': 'INT64', 
            'nullable': 'True'
          'comments': []
        'Overall_Rating': {
          'type_snapshot': {
            'column_type': 'INT64', 
            'nullable': 'True'
          'comments': []
        'Food_Rating': {
          'type_snapshot': {
            'column_type': 'INT64', 
            'nullable': 'True'
          'comments': []
        'Service_Rating': {
          'type_snapshot': {
            'column_type': 'INT64', 
            'nullable': 'True'
          }, 'comments': []
      }, 'comments': []
  'status': 'succeeded'

When the task execution succeeds or not, the task instance in Airflow will be marked as Success or Failed accordingly.

In this example the table has been imported with success, as present in the value of the status. The returned object in the response has a type of ImportTablesQueueJobResult.

ImportTablesQueueJobResult include:

  • job_id (DqoQueueJobId): Identifies a single job that was pushed to the job queue.
  • result (ImportTablesResult): Result object returned from the "import tables" job. Contains the original table schemas and column schemas of imported tables.
  • status (DqoJobStatus): The job status.

Job id

Job id has a type of DqoQueueJobId which includes job tracking details:

name description type
job_id Job id. int
parent_job_id Identifies a single job that was pushed to the job queue. DqoQueueJobId
created_at The timestamp when the job was created. int


Status field is the DqoJobStatus enum, which have one of values:

  • cancelled: The job was fully cancelled and removed from the job queue.
  • cancel_requested: A request to cancel a job was issued, but the job is not yet cancelled.
  • failed: The job has failed with an execution error.
  • queued: The job is queued.
  • running: The job is now running.
  • succeeded: The job has finished successfully.
  • waiting: The job is parked until the concurrency constraints are met.