Using Spigot to sample your dataset - Amazon Glue
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Using Spigot to sample your dataset

To test the transformations performed by your job, you might want to get a sample of the data to check that the transformation works as intended. The Spigot transform writes a subset of records from the dataset to a JSON file in an Amazon S3 bucket. The data sampling method can be either a specific number of records from the beginning of the file or a probability factor used to pick records.

To add a Spigot transform node to your job diagram
  1. (Optional) Open the Resource panel and then choose Spigot to add a new transform to your job diagram, if needed.

  2. On the Node properties tab, enter a name for the node in the job diagram. If a node parent is not already selected, then choose a node from the Node parents list to use as the input source for the transform.

  3. Choose the Transform tab in the node details panel.

  4. Enter an Amazon S3 path or choose Browse S3 to choose a location in Amazon S3. This is the location where the job writes the JSON file that contains the data sample.

  5. Enter information for the sampling method. You can specify a value for Number of records to write starting from the beginning of the dataset and a Probability threshold (entered as a decimal value with a maximum value of 1) of picking any given record.

    For example, to write the first 50 records from the dataset, you would set Number of records to 50 and Probability threshold to 1 (100%).