Packages

Utilize models from existing libary projects.

Profiles gives you the flexibility to utilize models from existing library projects while defining your own models and inputs within the PB project. This approach allows for a seamless integration of library of pre-existing features, which are readily available and can be applied directly to data streamed into your warehouse.

In the absence of any explicitly defined models, the PB project is capable of compiling and running models from the library package given that inputs are present in the warehouse as assumed in the lib package.

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Packages currently work only on Snowflake.

Generally, there will be some deviations in terms of the database name and schema name of input models - however, you can easily handle this by remapping inputs.

A sample pb_project.yaml file may look as follows:

name: app_project
schema_version: 49
profile: test
packages:
  - name: test_ft
    gitUrl: "https://github.com/rudderlabs/librs360-shopify-features/tree/main"

In this case, the PB project imports a single package. It does not require a separate models folder or entities as the input and output models will be sourced from the imported packages.

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Note that:

  • If non-mandatory inputs required by the model are not present in the warehouse, you can still run the model.
  • If there is any deviation in the table/view name for input models, that is, if the inputs assumed in library package are present under some other name, make sure to do the remapping.
  • If some of the assumed inputs are not present at all, they should be remapped to nil. This way you can create and run imported packages with minimal set of inputs present.

For example, to import a library package with the name of shopify_features:

packages: 
  - name: shopify_features
    url: https://github.com/rudderlabs/librs360-shopify-features/tree/main
    inputsMap: 
      rsCartCreate: inputs/rsWarehouseCartCreate
      rsCartUpdate: inputs/rsCartUpdate
      rsIdentifies: inputs/rsIdentifies
      rsOrderCancelled: inputs/rsOrderCancelled
      rsOrderCreated: inputs/rsOrderCreated
      rsPages: nil
      rsTracks: nil

In models/inputs.yaml, these inputs need to be defined with table names present in the warehouse.

inputs:
  - name: rsWarehouseCartCreate
    table: YOUR_DB.YOUR_SCHEMA.CART_CREATE_TABLE_NAME_IN_YOUR_WH
    occurred_at_col: timestamp
    ids:
      - select: "anonymous_id"
        type: anonymous_id
        entity: user
    source_metadata:
      role: shopify
      category: webhook
  - name: rsIdentifies
    table: YOUR_DB.YOUR_SCHEMA.IDENTIFIES
    occurred_at_col: timestamp
    ids:
      - select: "user_id"
        type: user_id
        entity: user
      - select: "anonymous_id"
        type: anonymous_id
        entity: user
      - select: "lower(email)"
        type: email
        entity: user
    source_metadata:
      role: shopify
      category: webhook

Note that the name of the table/view is changed to the appropriate name in your warehouse. If tables are present with the same name (including database name and schema name) then no remapping is required.

Available packages

The following list of packages are currently available in Profiles:

Contact us to access these packages.

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Packages currently work only on Snowflake.

Modify ID types

Extend existing package

To add custom ID types to the default list or modify an existing one, then you may extend the package to include your specifications.

For the corresponding id_type, add the key extends: followed by name of the same/different id_type that you wish to extend and the filters with include/exclude values.

---pb_project.yaml---
packages:
  - name: corelib
    url: "https://github.com/rudderlabs/rudderstack-profiles-corelib/tag/schema_{{best_schema_version}}"
id_types:
  - name: user_id
    extends: user_id
    filters:
      - type: exclude
        value: 123456
id_types:
  - name: customer_id
    extends: user_id
    filters:
      - type: include
        regex: sample
  • id_types: Enlists the type of data to be used for creating ID stitcher / EntityVar / InputVar. For example, anonymous IDs that do not include the value undefined or email addresses in proper format.
    • extends: Name of the ID type that you wish to extend.
    • name: The type of data that will be fetched, like email, user ID, etc. It is different from whatever is present in the table column, like int or varchar.
    • filters: Filter(s) that the type should go through before being included. Filters are processed in order. Current filters enable one to include and exclude specific values or regular expressions.

Custom list of ID types

To have custom list of ID types other than the provisions in the default package, you can remove and add your list as follows:

entities:
  - name: user
    id_types:
      - user_id
      - anonymous_id
      - email

id_types:
  - name: user_id
  - name: anonymous_id
    filters:
      - type: exclude
        value: ""
      - type: exclude
        value: "unknown"
      - type: exclude
        value: "NaN"
  - name: email
    filters:
    - type: include
      regex: "[A-Za-z0-9+_.-]+@(.+)"
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Make sure that the ID types are also defined in the entity definition.

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