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CacheChecker

This component checks for the presence of documents in a Document Store based on a specified cache field.

NameCacheChecker
Folder path/caching/
Most common position in a pipelineFlexible
Mandatory input variables“items”: A list of values associated with the cache_field in documents
Output variables“hits”: A list of documents that were found with the specified value in cache

”misses”: A list of values that could not be found

Overview

CacheChecker checks if a Document Store contains any document with a value in the cache_field that matches any of the values provided in the items input variable. It returns a dictionary with two keys: "hits" and "misses". The values are lists of documents that were found in the cache and items that were not, respectively.

Usage

On its own

from haystack.components.caching import CacheChecker
from haystack.document_stores.in_memory import InMemoryDocumentStore

my_doc_store = InMemoryDocumentStore()

# For URL-based caching
cache_checker = CacheChecker(document_store=my_doc_store, cache_field="url")
cache_check_results = cache_checker.run(items=["https://example.com/resource", "https://another_example.com/other_resources"])
print(cache_check_results["hits"])    # List of Documents that were found in the cache: all of these have 'url': <one of the above> in the metadata
print(cache_check_results["misses"])  # URLs that were not found in the cache, like ["https://example.com/resource"]

# For caching based on a custom identifier
cache_checker = CacheChecker(document_store=my_doc_store, cache_field="metadata_field")
cache_check_results = cache_checker.run(items=["12345", "ABCDE"])
print(cache_check_results["hits"])    # Documents that were found in the cache: all of these have 'metadata_field': <one of the above> in the metadata
print(cache_check_results["misses"])  # Values that were not found in the cache, like: ["ABCDE"]

In a pipeline

from haystack import Pipeline
from haystack.components.converters import TextFileToDocument
from haystack.components.preprocessors import DocumentCleaner, DocumentSplitter
from haystack.components.writers import DocumentWriter
from haystack.components.caching import CacheChecker
from haystack.document_stores.in_memory import InMemoryDocumentStore

pipeline = Pipeline()
document_store = InMemoryDocumentStore()
pipeline.add_component(instance=CacheChecker(document_store, cache_field="file_path"), name="cache_checker")
pipeline.add_component(instance=TextFileToDocument(), name="text_file_converter")
pipeline.add_component(instance=DocumentCleaner(), name="cleaner")
pipeline.add_component(instance=DocumentSplitter(split_by="sentence", split_length=250, split_overlap=30), name="splitter")
pipeline.add_component(instance=DocumentWriter(document_store=document_store), name="writer")
pipeline.connect("cache_checker.misses", "text_file_converter.sources")
pipeline.connect("text_file_converter.documents", "cleaner.documents")
pipeline.connect("cleaner.documents", "splitter.documents")
pipeline.connect("splitter.documents", "writer.documents")

pipeline.draw("pipeline.png")

# Take the current directory as input and run the pipeline
result = pipeline.run({"cache_checker": {"items": ["code_of_conduct_1.txt"]}})
print(result)

# The second execution skips the files that were already processed
result = pipeline.run({"cache_checker": {"items": ["code_of_conduct_1.txt"]}})
print(result)

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