Apres is purpose built to automate confident AI training data. With Apres, each automation you create is called a Recipe.

You can find a full article outlining the edit/update of a recipe here.

The Input tile declares the type of data and method of importing your data into a Recipe. The input tile is meant to provide example data to inform the remainder of the creation process. If you're trying to create a task batch, please refer to the How to Create a Task Batch article.

Here we will go through the list of Input options in detail. 

Upload

Upload is the most common input method for the Apres dashboard. With the Upload option you can upload any number of files into the Upload tile to be used as your first task batch.

Simply drag and drop your files to the blank space or click the button to go through the upload prompt. 

API Key

The API Key input option is available when you would like to POST data to your Recipe. A Recipe always has an API Key, but this option declares it as a constraint so that you are unable to upload. 

To set up the Recipe, you will be asked to upload some sample files to generate a key. Follow the same instructions as the Upload tile to add files. 

Once you've uploaded some sample files, hit Save & Update to generate your API Key. You will also be shown a snippet of code that you can immediately use in your own product or implementation. 

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Amazon S3 Input

The Amazon S3 input can be used if you already have a bucket that contains files you would like imported into your recipe. 

For the S3 input you will need to know some of the characteristics of your bucket. All of these characteristics are present on the URL once you've navigated to your bucket.

Name - the name of your bucket. These are unique in AWS and you can provide the name itself. In the above URL it would be "example"

Region - this is the physical location of the bucket. In this case it would be us-west-2

Folder (optional) - this is the name of the folder within the bucket where your files are contained. 

Once you hit Save & Import your files will be automatically imported to the tile.

Azure Blob

If you have your files within Microsoft Azure, you can easily import them to your Apres Recipe. 

You will need a few characteristics from your Azure blob that can be found via the settings:

Blob endpoint - this is the URL that links to your blob and is unique. In the above example: https://apresio.blob.core.windows.net

Container - is the folder you are interested in. In the above example we used "moving-pictures"

SAS Token - this is the unique token you will need to generate to allow Apres access to your blob.

Once these settings are configured, your files will be automatically imported and ready to use within the Canvas.

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