Link to documentation for building a python destination


The user is looking for documentation on building a python destination connector.


Provide me the link to the docs for building a python destination

This topic has been created from a Slack thread to give it more visibility.
It will be on Read-Only mode here. Click here if you want to access the original thread.

Join the conversation on Slack

["link", "documentation", "building", "python-destination", "connector"]

You can find the documentation for building a Python destination on the Airbyte website. Here is the link: Building a Python Source.

<@U04SE163WC8> I want to implement a Python destination source for Quickbooks. I want you to help me understand how exactly airbyte makes use of the destination and how it works under the hood

Airbyte works by synchronizing data between a source (API, DB, file, etc.) and a destination (DB, warehouse, cloud storage, etc.). The destination is where the data from the source is written to. To implement a Python destination, you need to understand the Airbyte Protocol and the Airbyte Message. The Airbyte Protocol is a dedicated protocol that Airbyte uses to communicate with any source. The Airbyte Message is a part of this protocol and is used to encapsulate the data that is being transferred from the source to the destination. You can find more about these in the Airbyte Protocol and Airbyte Message documentation. When implementing a Python destination, you will need to implement several functions in your file: 1. spec: This declares the user-provided credentials or configuration needed to run the connector. 2. check: This tests if with the user-provided configuration the connector can connect with the underlying data source. 3. discover: This declares the different streams of data that this connector can output. 4. read: This reads data from the underlying data source and sends it to the Airbyte Destination. Here is an example of how to set up a Python virtual environment for your destination: bash cd airbyte-integrations/connectors/destination-duckdb # Create a virtual environment in the .venv directory python -m venv .venv # activate the virtualenv source .venv/bin/activate # Install with the "tests" extra which provides test requirements pip install '.[tests]' You can find more details about this in the tutorial on creating a Python destination. Airbyte also provides an acceptance test suite that is run against every source. These tests can help you ensure that the basic functionality of your source works correctly. You can find more about this in the tutorial on building a Python source. Remember to check if an open issue or PR to your destination connector exists and try to find an existing connector as an example that is close to your new connector. This can help you when in doubt to get some samples. Check versions and the latest development requirements.

<@U04SE163WC8> Ok so what I exactly want to do in my custom quickbooks destination is that when the destination receives data, it should make the approrpiate POST request to quickbooks using the given credientials and make the appropriate query. How will I implement this?

A message from|

To implement a custom QuickBooks destination that makes a POST request to QuickBooks when it receives data, you would need to modify the write function in your destination implementation. This function is responsible for writing the data received from the source to the destination. Here’s a high-level overview of what you need to do: 1. Parse the incoming data: The data coming from the source will be in the form of Airbyte Messages. You’ll need to parse these messages to extract the data you want to send to QuickBooks. 2. Create the POST request: Once you have the data, you can construct the POST request. This will involve setting the appropriate headers (like Content-Type: application/json), the URL (which will be the QuickBooks API endpoint), and the body (which will be the data you extracted). 3. Send the request: Use a library like requests in Python to send the POST request. You’ll need to handle any potential errors here and make sure the request was successful. 4. Handle the response: Once you get a response from QuickBooks, you’ll need to handle it. This might involve checking the status code, parsing the response body, or handling any errors. Please note that the specifics of how to implement this will depend on the details of the QuickBooks API, the format of the data coming from the source, and the specific requirements of your use case. Unfortunately, the provided extracts do not contain specific code examples or detailed information about the QuickBooks API or how to implement a custom destination in Python. I would recommend checking the Airbyte documentation, the QuickBooks API documentation, and potentially looking at the source code of existing Airbyte destinations for guidance.

<@U04SE163WC8> I am implementing the quickbooks destination as you discussed. In my file I have imported the necessary modules as follows
from typing import Any, Iterable, Mapping

from airbyte_cdk import AirbyteLogger
from airbyte_cdk.destinations import Destination
from airbyte_cdk.models import AirbyteConnectionStatus, AirbyteMessage, ConfiguredAirbyteCatalog, Status
from intuit_oauth import AuthClient

def get_client(config: Mapping[str, Any]) -&gt; AuthClient:
client_id = config.get("client_id")
client_secret = config.get("client_secret")
realm_id = config.get("realm_id")
access_token = config.get("access_token")
refresh_token = config.get("refresh_token")

However, I am getting an error saying that no module named intuit_oauth but I have already installed it via as shown
from setuptools import find_packages, setup


The error you’re encountering typically happens when the Python environment where you’re running your code doesn’t have the intuit-oauth package installed. When you’re developing a connector, you’re typically working within a Python virtual environment. This is a self-contained environment where you can install Python packages without affecting your system-wide Python installation. In the tutorial on creating a Python destination, it’s recommended to set up a virtual environment using venv: bash cd airbyte-integrations/connectors/destination-duckdb # Create a virtual environment in the .venv directory python -m venv .venv # activate the virtualenv source .venv/bin/activate # Install with the "tests" extra which provides test requirements pip install '.[tests]' If you’re running your code outside this virtual environment, or if you’re running it in a different virtual environment where intuit-oauth isn’t installed, you’ll see the “No module named intuit_oauth” error. To fix this, you need to ensure that you’re running your code in the correct virtual environment where intuit-oauth is installed. If you’re running your code from the command line, you can activate the virtual environment using the source .venv/bin/activate command. If you’re running your code from an IDE, you need to configure your IDE to use the Python interpreter from the virtual environment. If you’re building a Docker image of your connector, the intuit-oauth package should be installed during the Docker build process, as specified in your file. If this isn’t happening, there might be an issue with your Dockerfile. Unfortunately, without more information about your development environment and how you’re running your code, it’s difficult to provide a more specific solution.