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Data transformation jobs for TranSMART

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Run data transformation jobs for TranSMART.


First make virtual environment to install dependencies using Python3.6+

pip install transmart-packer

Or from source:

git clone
cd transmart-packer
pip install .


  • a Redis server running on localhost (or update packer/


From root dir run:


celery -A packer.tasks worker --loglevel=info


Alternatively, you could build and run the stack from code using docker-compose. This has only been tested using Docker for Mac, but should work regardless.

# Downloads redis image and creates image with project dependencies.
docker-compose build

# After build is complete, start via:
docker-compose up

On code change the webserver will automatically restart, but the Celery workers will not. After updating the Celery task logic, you will need to restart the Docker container.


Available handlers:

Path Description
GET /jobs List all known jobs for this user.
POST /jobs/create Create a new job by providing job_type and job_parameters, creates the job and returns a task_id.
GET /jobs/status/<task_id> Get status details for a specific task.
GET /jobs/cancel/<task_id> Cancel scheduled or abort a running task.
GET /jobs/data/<task_id> Download the data that this task produced.
WS /jobs/subscribe Open websocket connection to get live updates on job progress.

To start the toy job “add” on the localhost machine make call to http://localhost:8999/jobs/create?job_type=add&job_parameters={%22x%22:500,%22y%22:1501}.



To run the test suite, we have to start redis-server and celery workers with the commands above. Then you can run:

python test


New jobs can be added by adding a new Celery function to the jobs folder and adding the function to the jobs registry. See the packer/jobs/ to learn how.

Existing jobs

Basic export job

Export transmart api client observation dataframe to tsv file

    "job_parameters": {
        "constraint": {

        "custom_name":"name of the export"

Patient, diagnosis, biosource and biomaterial export

Exports patient > diagnosis > biosource > biomaterial hierarchy as first 4 columns of the file. The rest of the columns are concepts. Higher level concepts (e.g Age that is specific to Patient level) get distributed to all rows specific to lower levels (e.g. Diagnosis)

See the CSR test study as an example.

    "job_parameters": {
        "constraint": {

        "custom_name":"name of the export",
        "row_filter": {
            "subjectIds": ["P2", "P6"]


  • job_parameters.constraint - any transmart v2 api constraint or composition of them that used to get data from transmart.
  • job_parameters.custom_name (optional) - name of the export job and the output tsv file.
  • job_parameters.row_filter (optional) - any transmart v2 api constraint or composition of them to fetch keys ([[[[patient], diagnosis], biosource], biomaterial]) that will make it to the end result. e.g. Given the CSR study and query above only rows specific to P2 and P6 patients will end up to the result table such as P2, D2, BS2, BM2, … row. Please note that keys do not have to be equals in length. A row gets selected if only part of keys matches. e.g. P1 vs P1, D1


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