Using per Stream state in Plain Python Source Connector

I am writing a source connector which was generated via CDK and it is a plain source collector (ie check, discover and read). I have been using state to keep track for all of the streams at once. So every time I emit it, it displays full state for all connectors. I see that you have option to do state per stream which sounds appealing to me. Right now my logs are taking too much space because state gets printed in full every time it gets emitted.
I tried to implement per stream state as follows: (this is in Read function):

stream_state = AirbyteStateMessage(
                stream_descriptor=StreamDescriptor(name="movies", namespace="public"),
                stream_state=AirbyteStateBlob.parse_obj({"cursor": "12345"}),
        yield AirbyteMessage(type=Type.STATE, state=stream_state)

It seems that it works. I get different states stored in settings of the connection and it gets printed per stream.
The problem now is how do I read this? When I check state in read method, it just returns {“type”, “stream”}. How do I read it? BTW, i am looping through all streams in Read function.

Another approach would be NOT to print the actual state in Sync log. Is there a way to emit state and not print it in logs?

Thank you.

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Hey @yzislin,

Thanks for your question. I’m guessing you tried running this following command?

python read --config secrets/config.json --catalog sample_files/configured_catalog.json | grep STATE | tail -n 1 | jq > sample_files/state.json

What are the contents of state.json?

Hi @sajarin ,

Thanks for your reply. I have just figured out my problem.
It looks like I was doing State emitting correctly but I was not view the state back properly.
First, I had to make sure to use later version of CDK via file.
Next, I finally managed to find a sample code on how to deal with the new state object,

            if is_per_stream_state:
                parsed_state_messages = []
                for one_state in state:
                    parsed_message = AirbyteStateMessage.parse_obj(one_state)

I wish there were an official documentation explaining these objects. I could only find object structs (which was huge help and got me to emit state correctly) but reading was a different story.


Hey @yzislin,

Thanks for following up on this and posting your solution. As we continue to rollout per stream state, we’ll be sure to update our CDK and our docs to make it easier for developers to implement it in their own connectors. In the meantime, I hope your post can help others who are stuck with the same problem. Feel free to post more questions in the forums!