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Short Description
A docker image for the hello-GBDX task
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A GBDX task that obtains a list of the task input files and prints this list in the file out.txt, along with a user defined message.


Here we run a sample execution of the hello-gbdx task. Sample inputs are provided on S3 in the locations specified below.

  1. In a Python terminal create a GBDX interface and specify the task input location:

     from gbdxtools import Interface
     from os.path import join
     import uuid
     gbdx = Interface()
     input_location = 's3://gbd-customer-data/32cbab7a-4307-40c8-bb31-e2de32f940c2/platform-stories/hello-gbdx'
  2. Create a task instance and set the required inputs:

     # create task object
     hello_task = gbdx.Task('hello-gbdx')
     hello_task.inputs.data_in = join(input_location, 'data_in')
     hello_task.inputs.message = 'This is my message!'
  3. Initialize a workflow and specify where to save the output:

     # Define a single-task workflow
     workflow = gbdx.Workflow([hello_task])
     random_str = str(uuid.uuid4())
     output_location = join('platform-stories/trial-runs', random_str)
     workflow.savedata(hello_task.outputs.data_out, output_location)
  4. Execute the workflow and track it's status as follows:


Input Ports

The task input ports. GBDX input ports can only be of "Directory" or "String" type. Note that booleans, integers and floats <b>must be</b> passed to the task as strings, e.g., "True", "10", "0.001".

Name Type Description Required
message string A user-defined message. True
data_in directory Input data directory. True

Output Ports

Name Type Description
data_out directory Output data directory. Contains out.txt, which has a list of files in data_in and the user-defined message.


Build the Docker Image

You need to install Docker.

Clone the repository:

git clone


cd hello-gbdx
docker build -t hello-gbdx .

Try out locally

Create a container in interactive mode and mount the sample input under /mnt/work/input/:

docker run --rm -v full/path/to/sample-input:/mnt/work/input -it hello-gbdx

Then, within the container:

python /

Docker Hub

Login to Docker Hub:

docker login

Tag your image using your username and push it to DockerHub:

docker tag hello-gbdx yourusername/hello-gbdx
docker push yourusername/hello-gbdx

The image name should be the same as the image name under containerDescriptors in hello-gbdx.json.

Alternatively, you can link this repository to a Docker automated build. Every time you push a change to the repository, the Docker image gets automatically updated.

Register on GBDX

In a Python terminal:

from gbdxtools import Interface

Note: If you change the task image, you need to reregister the task with a higher version number in order for the new image to take effect. Keep this in mind especially if you use Docker automated build.

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