17.10 - Example: Using AvroContainerSplit - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

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Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

The following example uses AvroContainerSplit on a table of BLOBs representing files in the Avro Object Container File format.

/* Create a table that contains the container objects */
CREATE TABLE containers(id INTEGER, container BLOB);

/* Load one or more containers into the containers table via
   the utility of your choice. */

/* Create a table that will receive the individual Avro objects
   from the AvroContainerSplit table operator. */
CREATE TABLE avro_table(
    container_id INTEGER,
    avro_id      INTEGER,
    avro_val     DATASET(8000) STORAGE FORMAT AVRO);

/* Invoke the table operator to split up the container. */
INSERT INTO avro_table
SELECT T.out_container_id, T.avro_object_id, T.avro_value
FROM AvroContainerSplit (ON (SELECT id, container FROM containers)) T;

/* Select out the individual Avro values in the JSON format. */
SELECT container_id, avro_id, avro_val.ToJson()
FROM avro_table
ORDER BY container_id, avro_id;