Job Templates


Job templates allow you to run multiple job instances with different runtime parameter values from a single template definition. The SDK allows interaction with job templates including template creation, starting a job from a template, spawning multiple job instances from a template, and template deletion.

Creating a Job Template

To create a new job template and add it to Control Hub, use the streamsets.sdk.sch_models.JobBuilder class. Use the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.get_job_builder() method to instantiate the builder object.

Simply pass job_template=True to the streamsets.sdk.sch_models.JobBuilder.build() method, and then pass the resulting job object to the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.add_job() method:

job_builder = sch.get_job_builder()
job_template = job_builder.build('Job Template using SDK',
                                 pipeline=simple_pipeline,
                                 job_template=True,
                                 runtime_parameters={'x': 'y', 'a': 'b'})
sch.add_job(job_template)

Starting Job Instances using Job Template

Starting a job from a job template is very similar to starting any other job - with a few additional requirements. Due to the nature of a job template, it expects that various values will be supplied for the runtime_parameters at start time, and likewise expects an instance_name_suffix to be provided at start time.

The runtime_parameters is optional and will default to the job template’s default set of parameters if none are supplied at start time.

The instance_name_suffix is appended to the end of the job template name to uniquely identify each job instance started from the template. Additional details on the suffix can be found in the Control Hub documentation, and in the API reference for the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.start_job_template() method.

To start a job instance from a template, use the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.start_job_template() method and pass in the runtime_parameters and instance_name_suffix values:

# Get the job template to start the job from
job_template = sch.jobs.get(name='Job Template using SDK')

# Generate some runtime parameters to be used in the job
runtime_parameters = [{'x': '1', 'a': 'b'}, {'x': '2', 'a': 'b'}]

# Pass in the runtime parameters, specify the suffix type as 'PARAM_VALUE' and the corresponding parameter_name
# as 'x', i.e. the value 'x' will be appended to the end of this job's name upon startup
jobs = sch.start_job_template(simple_job_template,
                              instance_name_suffix='PARAM_VALUE',
                              parameter_name='x',
                              runtime_parameters=runtime_parameters)

Spawning multiple Job instances using same parameters

The SDK also allows you to spawn multiple job instances from the same template, all using the same runtime parameters. Simply include a value for number_of_instances in the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.start_job_template() method to specify the number of Job instances to be spawned using the specified runtime parameters:

job_template = sch.jobs.get(name='Job Template using SDK')
jobs = sch.start_job_template(simple_job_template, number_of_instances=3)

In this case, since runtime_parameters is not specified, the default set of parameters specified when creating the Job Template are used.

Deleting a Job Template

Deleting a job template is identical to the steps required to delete a job from Control Hub. Simply retrieve the streamsets.sdk.sch_models.Job instance you wish to delete, and pass it to the streamsets.sdk.ControlHub.delete_job() method:

sch.delete_job(job_template)