AWS Glue
Developer Guide

Working with Scripts on the AWS Glue Console

A script contains the code that performs extract, transform, and load (ETL) work. You can provide your own script, or AWS Glue can generate a script with guidance from you. For information about creating your own scripts, see Providing Your Own Custom Scripts.

You can edit a script in the AWS Glue console. When you edit a script, you can add sources, targets, and transforms.

To edit a script

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Glue console at Then choose the Jobs tab.

  2. Choose a job in the list, and then choose Action, Edit script to open the script editor.

    You can also access the script editor from the job details page. Choose the Script tab, and then choose Edit script.

Script Editor

The AWS Glue script editor lets you insert, modify, and delete sources, targets, and transforms in your script. The script editor displays both the script and a diagram to help you visualize the flow of data.

To create a diagram for the script, choose Generate diagram. AWS Glue uses annotation lines in the script beginning with ## to render the diagram. To correctly represent your script in the diagram, you must keep the parameters in the annotations and the parameters in the Apache Spark code in sync.

The script editor lets you add code templates wherever your cursor is positioned in the script. At the top of the editor, choose from the following options:

  • To add a source table to the script, choose Source.

  • To add a target table to the script, choose Target.

  • To add a target location to the script, choose Target location.

  • To add a transform to the script, choose Transform. For information about the functions that are called in your script, see ETL Scripts API.

  • To add a Spigot transform to the script, choose Spigot.

In the inserted code, modify the parameters in both the annotations and Apache Spark code. For example, if you add a Spigot transform, verify that the path is replaced in both the @args annotation line and the output code line.

The Logs tab shows the logs that are associated with your job as it runs. The most recent 1,000 lines are displayed.

The Schema tab shows the schema of the selected sources and targets, when available in the Data Catalog.

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