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Quarry is a web service that allows to perform SQL queries against Wikipedia and sister projects databases.

Setting up a local dev environment

Quarry uses Docker to set up a local environment. You can set it up by:

  1. Download and install Docker and docker-compose (already ships with docker on Windows and Mac)
  2. Clone the Quarry repository
  3. Run docker-compose up

A web server will be setup, available at http://localhost:5000. Change to python files will trigger an automatic reload of the server, and your modifications will imediatelly be taken into account. A worker node is also created to execute your queries in the background (uses the same image). Finally, redis and two database instances are also started.

One database is your quarry database the other is a wikireplica-like database named mywiki. This (or mywiki_p) is the correct thing to enter in the database field on all local test queries.

In your local environment, you can query Quarry internal db itself. Use then "quarry" as database name.

To stop, run docker-compose stop or hit CTRL-C on the terminal your docker-compose is running in. After that, to start with code changes, you'll want to docker-compose down to clean up. Also, this creates a docker volume where sqlite versions of query results are found. That will not be cleaned up unless you run docker-compose down -v

Updating existing containers

If you had already run a dev environment (that is, ran docker-compose up) you might want to update the containers with the new dependencies by running docker-compose build before running docker-compose up again.

Running tests

  1. Set up Blubber to run tests:
blubber() {
  if [ $# -lt 2 ]; then
    echo 'Usage: blubber config.yaml variant'
    return 1
  curl -s -H 'content-type: application/yaml' --data-binary @"$1""$2"
  1. Run tests: blubber .pipeline/blubber.yaml quarry-test | docker build --tag blubber-quarry:01 --file - . ; docker run blubber-quarry:01

Useful commands

To pre-compile nunjucks templates: nunjucks-precompile quarry/web/static/templates/ > quarry/web/static/templates/compiled.js

See also commands listed in the mainters documentation:


Github mirror of "analytics/quarry/web" - our actual code is hosted with Gerrit (please see for contributing



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