create a custom context parser permalink

parse custom cli arguments permalink

A context_parser parses the pypyr cli input arguments. Simply put, this is all the positional arguments after the pipeline-name in the cli.

$ pypyr pipelinename this is the args input

In this example, ['this', 'is', 'the', 'args', 'input'] will go to the pipeline’s context parser as input.

Generally, a context_parser is likely to take the input args list and create a dict with it somehow. pypyr will use this dict to initialize context for the pipeline run.

For real-life inspiration, see the actual code for pypyr’s built-in context parsers.

parser function signature & example permalink

import logging

# getLogger will grab the parent logger context, so your loglevel and
# formatting will inherit correctly automatically from the pypyr core.
logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

def get_parsed_context(args):
    """This is the signature for a context parser.

      args: list of string. Passed from command-line invocation where:
            $ pypyr pipelinename this is the context_arg
            This would result in args == ['this', 'is', 'the', 'context_arg']

      dict. This dict will initialize the context for the pipeline run.
    assert args, ("pipeline must be invoked with context arg set.")

    # your clever code here. Chances are pretty good you'll be doing things
    # with the input args list to create a dictionary.

    # function signature returns a dictionary
    return {'key1': 'value1', 'key2':'value2'}

use custom parser in a pipeline permalink

The usual python import module resolution rules apply. pypyr will resolve modules from the working directory first, which you can change by using the --dir flag.

Assuming you saved your python with the def get_parsed_context(args) in a file like this ./dir/, you can use use it in your pipeline like this:

context_parser: dir.myparser
    - step1
    - step2

If you package your parser and you install the package into the active python environment, you can of course use the usual python package name instead:

context_parser: mypackage.myparser
    - step1
    - step2

see also

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