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Creating Data Extract from Python

The Python connector allows the retrieval of output data from a Python Pyro (Python Remote Objects) process.

For Python connectivity, Python must be first installed, together with the latest version of Pyro4. In addition, Pyro must be initiated manually or through using the batch file start_Python_connectivity.bat.

If the scripts utilize additional modules such as Numpy & Scipy in the shipped example, these also need to be installed into the existing Python installation.


1.     On the New Data Extract page, select Python in the Connector drop-down list.



2.     Enter the following properties:




Python Pyro instance host address.


Python Pyro host port. Default is 9090.


Set to password.


3.     Select the Serialization Type: Serpent or Pickle.

·         Serpent – simple serialization library based on ast.literal_eval

·         Pickle – faster serialization but less secure

Modify the  file located in ..\Anaconda3\Lib\site-packages\Pyro4 to specify the serialization to be used.

For example, if Pickle is selected, self.SERIALIZER value should be changed to pickle and self.SERIALIZERS_ACCEPTED  value should be changed to include pickle:

4.     Enter the required Python script to execute on the active Pyro instance.

5.     Check the Use Apache Arrow box to enable fast serialization of data frames.

6.     Select whether the parameters should be automatically enclosed in quotes by checking the Enclose Parameters in Quotes box.

7.     Click    to save and display the details of the data extract.

8.     Click   then   to display the data preview.