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Resources that can be loaded using this verified source are:

players_profilesretrives player profiles for a list of player usernames
players_archivesretrives url to game archives for specified players
players_gamesretrives players games that happened between start_month and end_month

Setup Guide

Grab credentials API is a public API that does not require authentication or including secrets in secrets.toml.

Initialize the verified source

To get started with your data pipeline, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the following command:

    dlt init chess duckdb

    This command will initialize the pipeline example with as the source and duckdb as the destination.

  2. If you'd like to use a different destination, simply replace duckdb with the name of your preferred destination.

  3. After running this command, a new directory will be created with the necessary files and configuration settings to get started.

For more information, read the guide on how to add a verified source.

Add credentials

To add credentials to your destination, follow the instructions in the destination documentation. This will ensure that your data is properly routed to its final destination.

For more information, read the General Usage: Credentials.

Run the pipeline

  1. Before running the pipeline, ensure that you have installed all the necessary dependencies by running the command:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
  2. You're now ready to run the pipeline! To get started, run the following command:

  3. Once the pipeline has finished running, you can verify that everything loaded correctly by using the following command:

    dlt pipeline <pipeline_name> show

    For example, the pipeline_name for the above pipeline example is chess_pipeline, you may also use any custom name instead.

For more information, read the guide on how to run a pipeline.

Sources and resources

dlt works on the principle of sources and resources.

Source source

This is a dlt.source function for the API named "chess", which returns a sequence of DltResource objects. That we'll discuss in subsequent sections as resources.

def source(
players: List[str], start_month: str = None, end_month: str = None
) -> Sequence[DltResource]:
return (
players_games(players, start_month=start_month, end_month=end_month),

players: This is a list of player usernames for which you want to fetch data.

start_month and end_month: These optional parameters specify the time period for which you want to fetch game data (in "YYYY/MM" format).

Resource players_profiles

This is a dlt.resource function, which returns player profiles for a list of player usernames.

def players_profiles(players: List[str]) -> Iterator[TDataItem]:

def _get_profile(username: str) -> TDataItem:
return get_path_with_retry(f"player/{username}")

for username in players:
yield _get_profile(username)

players: Is a list of player usernames for which you want to fetch profile data.

It uses @dlt.defer decorator to enable parallel run in thread pool.

Resource players_archives

This is a dlt.resource function, which returns url to game archives for specified players.

@dlt.resource(write_disposition="replace", selected=False)
def players_archives(players: List[str]) -> Iterator[List[TDataItem]]:

players: Is a list of player usernames for which you want to fetch archives.

selected=False: Parameter means that this resource is not selected by default when the pipeline runs.

Resource players_games

This incremental resource takes data from players and returns games for the last month if not specified otherwise.

def players_games(
players: List[str], start_month: str = None, end_month: str = None
) -> Iterator[TDataItems]:
# gets a list of already checked(loaded) archives.
checked_archives = dlt.current.resource_state().setdefault("archives", [])
yield {} # return your retrieved data here

players: Is a list of player usernames for which you want to fetch games.

List checked_archives is used to load new archives and skip the ones already loaded. It uses state to initialize a list called "checked_archives" from the current resource state.

Resource players_online_status

The players_online_status is a dlt.resource function checks current online status of multiple chess players. It retrieves their username, status, last login date, and check time.


Create your own pipeline

If you wish to create your own pipelines, you can leverage source and resource methods from this verified source.

To create your data loading pipeline for players and load data, follow these steps:

  1. Configure the pipeline by specifying the pipeline name, destination, and dataset as follows:

    pipeline = dlt.pipeline(
    pipeline_name="chess_pipeline", # Use a custom name if desired
    destination="duckdb", # Choose the appropriate destination (e.g., duckdb, redshift, post)
    dataset_name="chess_players_games_data", # Use a custom name if desired

    To read more about pipeline configuration, please refer to our documentation.

  2. To load the data from all the resources for specific players (e.g. for November), you can utilise the source method as follows:

    # Loads games for Nov 2022
    data = source(
    ["magnuscarlsen", "vincentkeymer", "dommarajugukesh", "rpragchess"],
  3. Use the method to execute the pipeline.

    info =
    # print the information on data that was loaded
  4. To load data from specific resources like "players_games" and "player_profiles", modify the above code as:

    info ="players_games", "players_profiles"))
    # print the information on data that was loaded

Additional Setup guides

This demo works on codespaces. Codespaces is a development environment available for free to anyone with a Github account. You'll be asked to fork the demo repository and from there the README guides you with further steps.
The demo uses the Continue VSCode extension.

Off to codespaces!


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