Converting Unix timestamp to date in Connector Builder for adding fields from records

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How to convert Unix timestamp to date when adding fields from records in Connector Builder.


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<@U04SE163WC8> how to convert unix timestamp into date when I want to add fields from fields in records in connector builder?



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To convert a Unix timestamp into a date when adding fields from records in the Connector Builder, you can use the DeclarativeStream configuration as a reference. This configuration was mentioned in a forum post where a user was handling Unix timestamps with the Low-Code CDK. Here’s the relevant configuration: yaml incremental_sync: type: DatetimeBasedCursor cursor_field: "created" datetime_format: "%s" cursor_granularity: "PT1S" start_datetime: datetime: "{{ config['start_date'] }}" datetime_format: "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" end_datetime: datetime: "{{ today_utc() }}" datetime_format: "%Y-%m-%d" step: "P1W" start_time_option: field_name: "created_after" inject_into: "request_parameter" end_time_option: field_name: "created_before" inject_into: "request_parameter" In this configuration, the datetime_format is set to "%s" for the cursor_field, which is the Unix timestamp. This tells the connector to interpret the Unix timestamp as a date. Please note that this configuration is for the incremental sync feature of the connector. If you want to add fields from records, you might need to use a similar approach but within the context of the “add” transformation as described in the Adding fields documentation. Unfortunately, the provided extracts do not contain specific information on how to add a field that converts a Unix timestamp to a date. For more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Airbyte documentation.

i want to convert from unix timestamp to date with format %d/%m%Y <@U04SE163WC8>

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To convert a Unix timestamp to a date with the format %d/%m/%Y, you can use the format_datetime function provided by Airbyte. This function converts a datetime or a datetime-string to the specified format. Here’s an example of how you can use it: yaml "{{ format_datetime(config['start_time'], '%d/%m/%Y') }}" In this example, config['start_time'] is the Unix timestamp you want to convert, and '%d/%m/%Y' is the desired date format. Please note that this is a general example and might need to be adapted to your specific use case. The provided extracts do not contain specific information on how to add a field that converts a Unix timestamp to a date in the context of the Connector Builder. For more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Airbyte documentation.

how to not make “/” transform into “%2f” in body param <@U04SE163WC8>

In some cases, when you’re configuring the parameters for an HTTP request in Airbyte, you might notice that certain characters like “/” are being URL encoded into their respective percent-encoded values (e.g., “%2F” for “/”). This is a standard practice in URL encoding to ensure that the URL or the parameters do not get misinterpreted. However, if you need to prevent this encoding, you can disable the injection in the component (like Parameterized Requests, Pagination, or Incremental Sync) and use the generic parameter section at the bottom of the stream configuration form to freely configure query parameters, headers, and properties of the JSON body. Here’s how you can do it according to the Airbyte documentation: 1. Disable injection in the component. 2. Use the generic parameter section at the bottom of the stream configuration form. 3. Freely configure query parameters, headers, and properties of the JSON body. You can use jinja expressions and available variables to configure these parameters. Please note that this is a general guide and might need to be adapted to your specific use case. If you need more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Airbyte documentation.

invalid literal for int() with base 10: '31/12/2023' - Traceback (most recent call last):
how do i prevent this error <@U04SE163WC8>

The error message invalid literal for int() with base 10: '31/12/2023' typically occurs when you’re trying to convert a string that doesn’t represent a valid integer into an integer in Python. In this case, it seems like you’re trying to convert the date string ‘31/12/2023’ into an integer, which is causing the error. To prevent this error, you need to ensure that you’re not trying to convert a date string into an integer directly. If you need to work with the date in a different format, you should use date parsing functions instead of integer conversion functions. In Python, you can use the datetime module to parse a date string into a datetime object. Here’s an example: python from datetime import datetime date_string = '31/12/2023' date_object = datetime.strptime(date_string, '%d/%m/%Y') In this example, strptime is used to convert the date string into a datetime object. The format string '%d/%m/%Y' specifies the format of the date string. Please note that this is a general Python solution. The specific solution might vary depending on the context in which this error occurs in your Airbyte setup. If you need more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Airbyte documentation.

how to sent string in incremental sync <@U04SE163WC8>

To send a string in incremental sync, you need to define the string field as the cursor field in the discover method of your connector. The cursor field is used by Airbyte to identify new records for incremental sync. Here’s an example of how you can do this: python def discover(): catalog = { "streams": [{ "name": "stock_prices", "supported_sync_modes": ["full_refresh", "incremental"], "source_defined_cursor": True, "default_cursor_field": ["string_field"], "json_schema": { "properties": { "string_field": { "type": "string" }, "price": { "type": "number" }, "stock_ticker": { "type": "string" } } } }] } airbyte_message = {"type": "CATALOG", "catalog": catalog} print(json.dumps(airbyte_message)) In this example, "string_field" is the string field that you want to use for incremental sync. This field is set as the default_cursor_field, and source_defined_cursor is set to True to indicate that the source knows what field to use for the cursor. Please note that this is a general example and might need to be adapted to your specific use case. For more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Airbyte documentation.

convert unix timestamp to date from field in record <@U04SE163WC8>

<@U05C01HLMLL> That’s a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of five questions per thread. Don’t hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I’m here to help!