Apache Airflow Certified

Sensor operators are derived from this class and inherit these attributes.

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Last Updated: May. 7, 2021

Access Instructions

Install the Apache Airflow provider package into your Airflow environment.

Import the module into your DAG file and instantiate it with your desired params.


soft_failboolSet to true to mark the task as SKIPPED on failure
poke_intervalfloatTime in seconds that the job should wait in between each tries
timeoutfloatTime, in seconds before the task times out and fails.
modestrHow the sensor operates. Options are: { poke | reschedule }, default is poke. When set to poke the sensor is taking up a worker slot for its whole execution time and sleeps between pokes. Use this mode if the expected runtime of the sensor is short or if a short poke interval is required. Note that the sensor will hold onto a worker slot and a pool slot for the duration of the sensor's runtime in this mode. When set to reschedule the sensor task frees the worker slot when the criteria is not yet met and it's rescheduled at a later time. Use this mode if the time before the criteria is met is expected to be quite long. The poke interval should be more than one minute to prevent too much load on the scheduler.
exponential_backoffboolallow progressive longer waits between pokes by using exponential backoff algorithm


Sensor operators are derived from this class and inherit these attributes.

Sensor operators keep executing at a time interval and succeed when a criteria is met and fail if and when they time out.

Example DAGs

Improve this module by creating an example DAG.

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  1. Add an `example_dags` directory to the top-level source of the provider package with an empty `` file.
  2. Add your DAG to this directory. Be sure to include a well-written and descriptive docstring
  3. Create a pull request against the source code. Once the package gets released, your DAG will show up on the Registry.

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