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Dataiku session metadata

msucrah
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Dataiku session metadata

I'm looking to setup a global instance variable for all users as a type of default when using a specific database connection. As part of the variable creation, I would like to pull in their Dataiku login information to help build the value. This is because in the backend database, each user has a role name: <dataiku login>_role. 

So in the global variables section, I would see it looking something like this:

{

   "database_role": <dataiku login variable>"_ROLE"

}

The problem is I cannot find how to access Dataiku session metadata. I searched around documentation for a bit but cannot seem to find it. Ideas? 

 

 

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AlexT
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Hi @msucrah ,

Would be able to clarify which database you would be using?

For snowflake for example something like this could be possible by setting the role to ${userProperty:database_role} as explained here.

https://doc.dataiku.com/dss/latest/connecting/sql/snowflake.html 

This would mean each user would need to have userProperty set to the 

{

"database_role": "<replace_username>_ROLE"

}

You add this for every user via the API :

import dataiku
client = dataiku.api_client()
dss_users = client.list_users()
for i in dss_users:
    username = i['login']
    settings = user.get_settings()
    settings.user_properties["database_role"] = username+"_ROLE"
    settings.save()

 

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