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Migration guide 0.39.1 → 0.41.0

How to migrate your ZenML pipelines and steps from version <=0.39.1 to 0.41.0.
ZenML versions 0.40.0 to 0.41.0 introduced a new and more flexible syntax to define ZenML steps and pipelines. This page contains code samples that show you how to upgrade your steps and pipelines to the new syntax.
Newer versions of ZenML still work with pipelines and steps defined using the old syntax, but the old syntax is deprecated and will be removed in the future.

Overview

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from typing import Optional
from zenml.steps import BaseParameters, Output, StepContext, step
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
# Define a Step
class MyStepParameters(BaseParameters):
param_1: int
param_2: Optional[float] = None
@step
def my_step(
params: MyStepParameters, context: StepContext,
) -> Output(int_output=int, str_output=str):
result = int(params.param_1 * (params.param_2 or 1))
result_uri = context.get_output_artifact_uri()
return result, result_uri
# Run the Step separately
my_step.entrypoint()
# Define a Pipeline
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step):
my_step()
step_instance = my_step(params=MyStepParameters(param_1=17))
pipeline_instance = my_pipeline(my_step=step_instance)
# Configure and run the Pipeline
pipeline_instance.configure(enable_cache=False)
schedule = Schedule(...)
pipeline_instance.run(schedule=schedule)
# Fetch the Pipeline Run
last_run = pipeline_instance.get_runs()[0]
int_output = last_run.get_step["my_step"].outputs["int_output"].read()
from typing import Annotated, Optional, Tuple
from zenml import get_step_context, pipeline, step
from zenml.client import Client
# Define a Step
@step
def my_step(
param_1: int, param_2: Optional[float] = None
) -> Tuple[Annotated[int, "int_output"], Annotated[str, "str_output"]]:
result = int(param_1 * (param_2 or 1))
result_uri = get_step_context().get_output_artifact_uri()
return result, result_uri
# Run the Step separately
my_step()
# Define a Pipeline
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step(param_1=17)
# Configure and run the Pipeline
my_pipeline = my_pipeline.with_options(enable_cache=False, schedule=schedule)
my_pipeline()
# Fetch the Pipeline Run
last_run = my_pipeline.last_run
int_output = last_run.steps["my_step"].outputs["int_output"].load()

Defining steps

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.steps import step, BaseParameters
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
# Old: Subclass `BaseParameters` to define parameters for a step
class MyStepParameters(BaseParameters):
param_1: int
param_2: Optional[float] = None
@step
def my_step(params: MyStepParameters) -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step):
my_step()
step_instance = my_step(params=MyStepParameters(param_1=17))
pipeline_instance = my_pipeline(my_step=step_instance)
# New: Directly define the parameters as arguments of your step function.
# In case you still want to group your parameters in a separate class,
# you can subclass `pydantic.BaseModel` and use that as an argument of your
# step function
from zenml import pipeline, step
@step
def my_step(param_1: int, param_2: Optional[float] = None) -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step(param_1=17)
Check out this page for more information on how to parameterize your steps.

Calling a step outside of a pipeline

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.steps import step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
my_step.entrypoint() # Old: Call `step.entrypoint(...)`
from zenml import step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
my_step() # New: Call the step directly `step(...)`

Defining pipelines

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step): # Old: steps are arguments of the pipeline function
my_step()
from zenml import pipeline, step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step() # New: The pipeline function calls the step directly

Configuring pipelines

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
from zenml.steps import step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step):
my_step()
# Old: Create an instance of the pipeline and then call `pipeline_instance.configure(...)`
pipeline_instance = my_pipeline(my_step=my_step())
pipeline_instance.configure(enable_cache=False)
from zenml import pipeline, step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step()
# New: Call the `with_options(...)` method on the pipeline
my_pipeline = my_pipeline.with_options(enable_cache=False)

Running pipelines

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
from zenml.steps import step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step):
my_step()
# Old: Create an instance of the pipeline and then call `pipeline_instance.run(...)`
pipeline_instance = my_pipeline(my_step=my_step())
pipeline_instance.run(...)
from zenml import pipeline, step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step()
my_pipeline() # New: Call the pipeline

Scheduling pipelines

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline, Schedule
from zenml.steps import step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(my_step):
my_step()
# Old: Create an instance of the pipeline and then call `pipeline_instance.run(schedule=...)`
schedule = Schedule(...)
pipeline_instance = my_pipeline(my_step=my_step())
pipeline_instance.run(schedule=schedule)
from zenml.pipelines import Schedule
from zenml import pipeline, step
@step
def my_step() -> None:
...
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
my_step()
# New: Set the schedule using the `pipeline.with_options(...)` method and then run it
schedule = Schedule(...)
my_pipeline = my_pipeline.with_options(schedule=schedule)
my_pipeline()
Check out this page for more information on how to schedule your pipelines.

Fetching pipelines after execution

Old Syntax
New Syntax
pipeline: PipelineView = zenml.post_execution.get_pipeline("first_pipeline")
last_run: PipelineRunView = pipeline.runs[0]
# OR: last_run = my_pipeline.get_runs()[0]
model_trainer_step: StepView = last_run.get_step("model_trainer")
model: ArtifactView = model_trainer_step.output
loaded_model = model.read()
pipeline: PipelineResponseModel = zenml.client.Client().get_pipeline("first_pipeline")
# OR: pipeline = pipeline_instance.model
last_run: PipelineRunResponseModel = pipeline.last_run
# OR: last_run = pipeline.runs[0]
# OR: last_run = pipeline.get_runs(custom_filters)[0]
# OR: last_run = pipeline.last_successful_run
model_trainer_step: StepRunResponseModel = last_run.steps["model_trainer"]
model: ArtifactResponseModel = model_trainer_step.output
loaded_model = model.load()
Check out this page for more information on how to programmatically fetch information about previous pipeline runs.

Controlling the step execution order

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.pipelines import pipeline
@pipeline
def my_pipeline(step_1, step_2, step_3):
step_1()
step_2()
step_3()
step_3.after(step_1) # Old: Use the `step.after(...)` method
step_3.after(step_2)
from zenml import pipeline
@pipeline
def my_pipeline():
step_1()
step_2()
step_3(after=["step_1", "step_2"]) # New: Pass the `after` argument when calling a step
Check out this page for more information on how to control the step execution order.

Defining steps with multiple outputs

Old Syntax
New Syntax
# Old: Use the `Output` class
from zenml.steps import step, Output
@step
def my_step() -> Output(int_output=int, str_output=str):
...
# New: Use a `Tuple` annotation and optionally assign custom output names
from typing_extensions import Annotated
from typing import Tuple
from zenml import step
# Default output names `output_0`, `output_1`
@step
def my_step() -> Tuple[int, str]:
...
# Custom output names
@step
def my_step() -> Tuple[
Annotated[int, "int_output"],
Annotated[str, "str_output"],
]:
...
Check out this page for more information on how to annotate your step outputs.

Accessing run information inside steps

Old Syntax
New Syntax
from zenml.steps import StepContext, step
from zenml.environment import Environment
@step
def my_step(context: StepContext) -> Any: # Old: `StepContext` class defined as arg
env = Environment().step_environment
output_uri = context.get_output_artifact_uri()
step_name = env.step_name # Old: Run info accessible via `StepEnvironment`
...
from zenml import get_step_context, step
@step
def my_step() -> Any: # New: StepContext is no longer an argument of the step
context = get_step_context()
output_uri = context.get_output_artifact_uri()
step_name = context.step_name # New: StepContext now has ALL run/step info
...
Check out this page for more information on how to fetch run information inside your steps using get_step_context().
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