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Append to dataset

valek.josef/append-to-dataset

Utility actor that allows you to build a single large dataset from individual default datasets of other actor runs.

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Author's avatarJosef Válek
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Utility actor which allows you to append items from one dataset to another.

Use cases

Incrementaly generate single large dataset from default datasets

When you have an actor that incrementaly produces new results in it's default dataset (Main Actor) and it does not provide an option to change the dataset to push results to, you can use this actor in Main Actor's webhook and thus create a single growing dataset with all the default datasets combined.

In this case, the workflow is as follows:

  • Create a task from this actor and just fill in the Target Dataset id (or name). The dataset does not need to exist beforehand.
  • Create a webhook on the Main Actor that will run this task, and keep the default payload - specifically it's important to keep eventData in the payload.
  • Now whenever you run the Main Actor, it's default dataset will get appended to the Target Dataset

One time dataset append

In some usecases you might want to do this just once - append contents of Source Dataset to Target Dataset. In this case, just run the actor with Target and Source Dataset inputs (You'll find Source Dataset under Advanced options)

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