Actor configuration and environment variables
Actor class gets configured using the
which initializes itself based on the provided environment variables.
If you're using the Apify SDK in your Actors on the Apify platform, or Actors running locally through the Apify CLI,
you don't need to configure the
Actor class manually,
unless you have some specific requirements, everything will get configured automatically.
If you need some special configuration, you can adjust it either through the
Configuration class directly,
or by setting environment variables when running the Actor locally.
To see the full list of configuration options, check the
or the list of environment variables that the Actor understands.
Configuring from code
This will cause the Actor to persist its state every 10 seconds:
from apify import Actor
from apify.consts import ActorEventTypes
async def main():
global_config = Configuration.get_global_configuration()
global_config.persist_state_interval_millis = 10000
async with Actor:
async def save_state():
await Actor.set_value('STATE', 'Hello, world!')
# The `save_state` handler will be called every 10 seconds now
Configuring via environment variables
This Actor run will not persist its local storages to the filesystem:
APIFY_PERSIST_STORAGE=0 apify run