Date Partitioning with Airflow

How can we quickly partition data by date in something like an S3 Bucket?

A common way to do this is with a function that returns a date partitioned file path based on the execution date of the DAG. In this way the dag can be made idempotent, meaning that dag runs of the same execution_date produce the same result every time.

from airflow.operators.python_operator import PythonOperator
from airflow.macros import ds_format

dag = DAG(...)

def get_date_part(ds):
    return ds_format(ds, '%Y-%m-%d', '%Y/%m/%d/')

def write_to_s3_bucket(ds):
    date_part = get_date_part(ds)
    file_path = os.path.join(date_part, 'my_file.csv')
    # do something with boto3 ...

write_to_bucket = PythonOperator(
    # the  macros corresponds to the dag's execution date
    op_kwargs={'ds': '{{ ds }}'},
Written on June 15, 2020