can you update datasets using loops in an SQL recipe

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jaronarboleda
jaronarboleda Registered Posts: 2

I have a dataset which I would like to update several times to give me monthly records, for 12 months, for example. can this be done in an SQL recipe using loops? Or can it be done? pls let me know how. Thanks

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  • tgb417
    tgb417 Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron 2020, Neuron, Registered, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Finalist, Neuron 2021, Neuron 2022, Frontrunner 2022 Finalist, Frontrunner 2022 Winner, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Participant, Frontrunner 2022 Participant, Neuron 2023 Posts: 1,595 Neuron
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    @jaronarboleda
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    Welcome to the Dataiku Community.

    Although from your description it is hard to tell exactly what your use case is. Here are some thoughts that may help.

    Although there is no loop construct across visual and code recipes in DSS. I will suggest 3 features of Dataiku DSS that may be helpful to achieving what you are trying to do.

    • The option to append to recipes input/output tab. For output datasets, there is an "append instead of overwrite" check box, which means that the recipe will continually add to the dataset.
    • The use of project variables on recipes, that can change the behavior or a recipe from one run to the next.
    • The use of Scenarios, that can schedule repeated building of datasets, and the setting of variables.

    Those three features of DSS give you some basic "looping" features.

    That said if you actually need to loop something you can always write some Python or even R code. SQL can be called from each of these languages.

    Hope those clues may help you a little bit.

    --Tom

  • jaronarboleda
    jaronarboleda Registered Posts: 2
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    thanks for the suggestions

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