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Exension utilites for appengine-mapreduce

How to start

💥 setup appengine SDK DONT use mapreduce bundle

$ svn export
$ python

What you get:

  • extends query filtering options intorduced in appengine-mapreduce@324
    • all filter options (=, !=, <, <=, >, >=, IN)
    • filter where value is str(key)
  • Optional. Addsfilter_factory_spec for these cases when you can NOT filter on query neither on map stage

Example setup

Using google mapreduce helloworld example lets assume that app stores tokenized file data in Token and keeps back references to File.

class File(db.Model):
    name = db.StringProperty()
    last_update = db.DateTimeProperty(auto_now=True)

class Token(db.Model):
    file = db.ReferenceProperty(File, collection_name='file_tokens')
    type = db.StringProperty(choices=('A', 'B', 'C', 'D'))
    data = db.TextProperty()

# Mapper
def word_count_map(token_entity):
    """Modified Word Count map function"""
    yield (, "")

# Reducer
def word_count_reduce(key, values):
    """Word Count reduce function."""
    yield "%s: %d\n" % (key, len(values))

Just for demo purposes lets modify the original task a little. Instead of processing all the files lets analise cumulative word frequency tokens of type B or C from files that were updated after 2012-12-12 12:12:12.

Unless you use ndb you can NOT filter on File properties when fetching from Token. In scenarios when filtering on mapper is not a way out filter_factory is an option.

def filter_factory_tokens_from_files(last_update):
    """Returns predicate function that will populate filter predicate:
       predicate = filter_factory(*filter_factory_args, **filter_factory_kwargs)
       data_for_mappers = filter(predicate, data)
    query = File.all(keys_only=True).filter('last_update >', last_update)
    pass_file_keys = dict((k, True) for k in query)
    return lambda token, pass_file_keys=pass_file_keys:\
    Token.file.get_value_for_datastore(token) in pass_file_keys

# all we miss is the Pipeline definition...
class WordCountPipeline(base_handler.PipelineBase):

    def run(self, last_update, *args, **kwargs):
        """Analyses ``Tokens`` frequency filtered by ``filters``
        from files modified after ``last_update``.
        yield mapreduce_pipeline.MapreducePipeline(
                    "entity_kind": "mapreduce_utils_example.Token",
                    "filter_factory_spec": {
                        "name": "mapreduce_utils_example.foo_filter_factory"
                        "args": [last_update],
                    "filters": [
                        ("type", "IN", ['B', 'C']),
                "mime_type": "text/plain",

# then just start the pipeline
some_date = datetime.datetime(2012, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12)

wordcount_pipeline = WordCountPipeline(some_date)
wordcount_pipeline.start(queue_name="mapreduce")  # use separate queue