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Max Partition Size


Asserts the maximum number of records that should be loaded from each file or table partition.

In-Depth Overview

Managing the volume of data in each partition is critical when dealing with partitioned datasets. This is especially pertinent when system limitations or data processing capabilities are considered, ensuring that no partition exceeds the system's ability to handle data efficiently.

The Max Partition Size rule is designed to set an upper limit on the number of records each partition can contain.

General Properties

Name Supported
Allows the targeting of specific data based on conditions
Coverage Customization
Allows adjusting the percentage of records that must meet the rule's conditions

Specific Properties

Specifies the maximum allowable record count for each data partition

Name Description
Maximum partition size
The maximum number of records that can be loaded from each partition.

Anomaly Types

Type Supported
Flag inconsistencies at the row level
Flag inconsistencies in the overall patterns and distributions of a field


Objective: Ensure that no partition of the LINEITEM table contains more than 10,000 records to prevent data processing bottlenecks.

Sample Data for Partition P3

Row Number L_ITEM
1 Data
2 Data
... ...
10,050 Data
    "description": "Ensure that no partition of the LINEITEM table contains more than 10,000 records to prevent data processing bottlenecks",
    "coverage": 1,
    "properties": {
    "tags": [],
    "fields": null,
    "additional_metadata": {"key 1": "value 1", "key 2": "value 2"},
    "rule": "maxPartitionSize",
    "container_id": {container_id},
    "template_id": {template_id},
    "filter": "1=1"

In the sample data above, the rule is violated because partition P3 contains 10,050 records, which exceeds the set maximum of 10,000 records.

graph TD
A[Start] --> B[Retrieve Number of Records for Each Partition]
B --> C{Does Partition have <= 10,000 records?}
C -->|Yes| D[Move to Next Partition/End]
C -->|No| E[Mark as Anomalous]
E --> D
-- An illustrative SQL query demonstrating the rule applied to example dataset(s). 
    subset_name, -- or any column indicating the partition or subset
from lineitem 
group by subset_name
having count(*) > 10000;

Potential Violation Messages

Shape Anomaly

In LINEITEM, more than 10,000 records were loaded.

Last update: May 30, 2024