Use INSERT SELECT to Load Parquet | Native Object Store ( NOS ) | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Loading External Data into the Database Using INSERT ... SELECT - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Native Object Store Getting Started Guide

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)

This example illustrates how a subset of the attributes for a single siteno value can be stored in a persistent database table using an INSERT ... SELECT statement.

The examples use a sample river flow data set. To use your own data, replace the table and column names, and authorization object. See Variable Substitutions for Examples for the credentials and location values for the sample data set.

  1. To run NOS-related commands, log on to the database as a user with the required privileges.
  2. If it does not exist, create the foreign table or ask your database administrator to create the foreign table called riverflow_parquet. See Setting Up to Run Parquet Examples.
  3. In this example, data from a single site number is loaded into the database. Create the permanent table to store the external data:
    CREATE TABLE RiverFlowPermInsert_parquet (
    DateTS CHAR(20)
    ,SiteNo CHAR(8)
    ,Flow FLOAT FORMAT '-ZZZZ9.99'
    ,GageHeight FLOAT FORMAT '-ZZZ9.99'
    ,Precipitation FLOAT FORMAT '-ZZZ9.99')
  4. Insert the external data into the database table:
    INSERT INTO RiverFlowPermInsert_parquet
    SELECT datetime,site_no,Flow,GageHeight,Precipitation
    WHERE site_no='9497500'
    FROM riverflow_parquet;
  5. Query the data from the database table:
    SELECT TOP 2 * FROM RiverFlowPermInsert_parquet;


    DateTS                SiteNo         Flow  GageHeight  Precipitation
    --------------------  --------  ---------  ----------  -------------
    2018-07-12 01:00      9394500        4.84        5.13           0.00
    2018-07-12 00:30      9394500        4.84        5.13           0.00