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Version: 0.18.9

context_factory.py

great_expectations.data_context.data_context.context_factory.get_context(project_config: DataContextConfig | Mapping | None = None, context_root_dir: None = None, project_root_dir: None = None, runtime_environment: dict | None = None, cloud_base_url: None = None, cloud_access_token: None = None, cloud_organization_id: None = None, cloud_mode: Optional[Literal[False]] = None, mode: Literal['ephemeral'] = None) EphemeralDataContext

great_expectations.data_context.data_context.context_factory.get_context(project_config: DataContextConfig | Mapping | None = None, context_root_dir: PathStr = None, project_root_dir: None = None, runtime_environment: dict | None = None, cloud_base_url: None = None, cloud_access_token: None = None, cloud_organization_id: None = None, cloud_mode: Optional[Literal[False]] = None) FileDataContext

great_expectations.data_context.data_context.context_factory.get_context(project_config: DataContextConfig | Mapping | None = None, context_root_dir: None = None, project_root_dir: PathStr = None, runtime_environment: dict | None = None, cloud_base_url: None = None, cloud_access_token: None = None, cloud_organization_id: None = None, cloud_mode: Optional[Literal[False]] = None, mode: Optional[Literal['file']] = None) FileDataContext

great_expectations.data_context.data_context.context_factory.get_context(project_config: DataContextConfig | Mapping | None = None, context_root_dir: None = None, project_root_dir: None = None, runtime_environment: dict | None = None, cloud_base_url: str | None = None, cloud_access_token: str | None = None, cloud_organization_id: str | None = None, cloud_mode: Literal[True] = None, mode: Optional[Literal['cloud']] = None) CloudDataContext

great_expectations.data_context.data_context.context_factory.get_context(project_config: DataContextConfig | Mapping | None = None, context_root_dir: PathStr | None = None, project_root_dir: PathStr | None = None, runtime_environment: dict | None = None, cloud_base_url: str | None = None, cloud_access_token: str | None = None, cloud_organization_id: str | None = None, cloud_mode: bool | None = None, mode: None = None) EphemeralDataContext | FileDataContext | CloudDataContext

Method to return the appropriate Data Context depending on parameters and environment.

Usage:

import great_expectations as gx

my_context = gx.get_context(<insert_your_parameters>)

This method returns the appropriate Data Context based on which parameters you’ve passed and / or your environment configuration:

  • FileDataContext: Configuration stored in a file.

  • EphemeralDataContext: Configuration passed in at runtime.

  • CloudDataContext: Configuration stored in Great Expectations Cloud.

Read on for more details about each of the Data Context types:

FileDataContext: A Data Context configured via a yaml file. Returned by default if you have no cloud configuration set up and pass no parameters. If you pass context_root_dir, we will look for a great_expectations.yml configuration there. If not we will look at the following locations:

  • Path defined in a GX_HOME environment variable.

  • The current directory.

  • Parent directories of the current directory (e.g. in case you invoke the CLI in a sub folder of your Great Expectations directory).

Relevant parameters

  • project_root_dir: Provide the project root where a GX project exists or will be scaffolded (contains the context root).

  • context_root_dir: Provide an alternative directory to look for GX config.

  • project_config: Optionally override the configuration on disk - only if context_root_dir is also provided.

  • runtime_environment: Optionally override specific configuration values.

EphemeralDataContext: A temporary, in-memory Data Context typically used in a pipeline. The default if you pass in only a project_config and have no cloud configuration set up.

Relevant parameters

  • project_config: Used to configure the Data Context.

  • runtime_environment: Optionally override specific configuration values.

CloudDataContext: A Data Context whose configuration comes from Great Expectations Cloud. The default if you have a cloud configuration set up. Pass cloud_mode=False if you have a cloud configuration set up and you do not wish to create a CloudDataContext.

Cloud configuration can be set up by passing cloud_* parameters to get_context(), configuring cloud environment variables, or in a great_expectations.conf file.

Relevant parameters

  • cloud_base_url: Override env var or great_expectations.conf file.

  • cloud_access_token: Override env var or great_expectations.conf file.

  • cloud_organization_id: Override env var or great_expectations.conf file.

  • cloud_mode: Set to True or False to explicitly enable/disable cloud mode.

  • project_config: Optionally override the cloud configuration.

  • runtime_environment: Optionally override specific configuration values.

Parameters
  • project_config – In-memory configuration for Data Context.

  • context_root_dir (str or pathlib.Path) – Path to directory that contains great_expectations.yml file

  • project_root_dir (str or pathlib.Path) – Path to project root (contains context root with GX config)

  • runtime_environment – A dictionary of values can be passed to a DataContext when it is instantiated. These values will override both values from the config variables file and from environment variables.

  • cloud_base_url – url for GX Cloud endpoint.

  • cloud_access_token – access_token for GX Cloud account.

  • cloud_organization_id – org_id for GX Cloud account.

  • cloud_mode – whether to run GX in Cloud mode (default is None). If None, cloud mode is assumed if cloud credentials are set up. Set to False to override.

  • mode – which mode to use. One of: ephemeral, file, cloud. Note: if mode is specified, cloud_mode is ignored.

Returns

A Data Context. Either a FileDataContext, EphemeralDataContext, or CloudDataContext depending on environment and/or parameters.

Raises

GXCloudConfigurationError – Cloud mode enabled, but missing configuration.