collective.blueprint.listsource

The collective.blueprint.listsource transmogrifier blueprint can be used to add recursion or looping to a pipeline. Specifically, sections down stream from the list source section can access the list source section and inject items.

If items from sources before the listsource section are appended, then a loop is formed. If items from sources after the listsource section are appended, then a form of recursion is added to the pipeline. If the keys or copy-keys options are used, then certain item keys may be postponed while other items complete such as to defer processing keys until other items are constructed.

Items from previous sections are yielded first until items are appended to the listsource. Then the listsource items are yielded until the listsource is empty at which point it continues yielding from previous sections. This is to avoid keeping item references in the listsource as much as possible, but care should still be taken not to fill the list with too many items and that those items do not contain memory or other resource intensive references.

Assemble and register a transmogrifier with a list source section.

>>> lister = """
... [transmogrifier]
... pipeline =
...     source
...     list
...     logger
...     insert
...     append
...
... [source]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.rangesource
... size = 1
...
... [list]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.listsource
...
... [logger]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.logger
... name = logger
... level = INFO
...
... [insert]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.inserter
... key = string:id
... value = python:'item-%02d' % (int(item['id'].rsplit('-', 1)[-1]) + 1)
...
... [append]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.listappender
... condition = python:item['id'] < 'item-03'
... section = list
... """
>>> registerConfig(
...     u'collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.listsource',
...     lister)

Run the transmogrifier. An item with contents corresponding the section config is injected. All values are stripped of whitespace. A variable whose name is listed in the listsource-lists variable will be broken up on newlines into a list.

>>> transmogrifier(
...     u'collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.listsource')
>>> print handler
logger INFO
    {'id': 'item-00'}
logger INFO
    {'id': 'item-01'}
logger INFO
    {'id': 'item-02'}
>>> handler.clear()

Instead of diverting the whole item, the appender section can move or copy keys from the original item into a new item which will be appended to the list source.

>>> lister = """
... [transmogrifier]
... include = collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.listsource
... pipeline -=
...     logger
...     append
... pipeline +=
...     copy
...     append
...     logger
...
... [source]
... size = 3
...
... [copy]
... blueprint = collective.transmogrifier.sections.manipulator
... keys = id
... destination = string:copy
...
... [append]
... keys = python:['id']
... copy-keys = python:['copy']
... """
>>> registerConfig(
...     u'collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.listsource-move',
...     lister)
>>> transmogrifier(
...     u'collective.transmogrifier.sections.tests.listsource-move')
>>> print handler
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-01'}
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-02'}
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-03', 'id': 'item-03'}
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-02'}
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-03', 'id': 'item-03'}
logger INFO
  {'copy': 'item-03', 'id': 'item-03'}

The condition expression has access to the following:

item

the current pipeline item

transmogrifier

the transmogrifier

name

the name of the splitter section

options

the splitter options

modules

sys.modules