Work with the function operator¶
UbiOps pipelines come with some predefined operators that you can use. One of those operators is the function operator. This operator is used to manipulate one or multiple of your output data fields before passing it on to the next pipeline object.
Let's say that you want to divide the output from an
example model by a hunderd, because you want to convert its units from centimeters to meters. To implement this, we use the Function operator.
Configure the function operator¶
Once you have added the function operator to your pipeline canvas, the UI will prompt you to provide an Expression , an Input field that can be used inside the Expression, and an output. In this example, we require one input field named
input of data type
Double precision. The Expression field is used to transform the input fields to an output via a one-line Python expression. For our example, we insert the following Expression:
input / 100
The output of our Function operator will be a data field that is called
output, of data type
Double precision. Your set-up should now look as follows:
In the 'Test expression' tab, you can try out various cases by instering dummy data and evaluating the results. If the results are correct, you can create the Function operator by clicking on 'save'. This creates the Function operator object.
Connect the function operator¶
We now connect the Function operator to the other elements of our pipeline. We add one pipeline connector between the source object example-model and the Function operator and map the
output fields accordingly. Similarly, we add one connector between the Function operator and the
output of the pipeline.
That's it. We have created a pipeline that implements the Function operator. If you get run into any issues though, do not hesitate to contact support.