17.10 - Example: Using MANIFESTFILE('file_name') and MANIFESTONLY('TRUE') - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Native Object Store Getting Started Guide

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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The following creates a manifest file on external object store.

First, create a database table containing manifest file values, then writes the rows in the table to a manifest file on external object store.

  1. If not already done, create a manifest table called ManifestTbl in the database to store the manifest values. See Creating a Manifest File Without Writing Separate Objects to the Object Storage.
  2. Insert data into ManifestTbl:
    INSERT INTO ManifestTbl VALUES ('YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URI/20180627/ManifestFile/object_33_0_1.parquet', 2803);
    INSERT INTO ManifestTbl VALUES ('YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URI/20180627/ManifestFile/object_33_1_1.parquet', 3009);
    INSERT INTO ManifestTbl VALUES ('YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URI/20180627/ManifestFile/object_33_2_1.parquet', 2733);
    INSERT INTO ManifestTbl VALUES ('YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URIt/20180627/ManifestFile/object_33_3_1.parquet', 2591);
  3. Write the data in ManifestTbl to the manifest file on external object store:
    SELECT *
      ON  ( SELECT * FROM ManifestTbl )
    ) AS d;

    Replace the LOCATION of YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URI/20180701/ManifestFile2/ with the URI to the external object store location where you want to write the manifest file.

    Replace the MANIFESTFILE location of YOUR-OBJECT-STORE-URI/20180701/ManifestFile2/manifest2.json with the URI to the manifest file on external object store.

    MANIFESTONLY('TRUE') writes only a manifest file to external storage; no data objects are written:
    • Use this option to create a new manifest file in the event that a WRITE_NOS operation fails due to a database abort or restart, or when network connectivity issues interrupt and stop a WRITE_NOS operation before all data has been written to external storage.
    • The manifest is created from the table or query result set that is input to WRITE_NOS. The input must be a list of storage object names and sizes, with one row per object.

    Your result will be similar to the following:

    ObjectName                                                       ObjectSize
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------
    /S3/s3.amazonaws.com/iewritenostest/20180627/ManifestFile2/manifest2.json        433
  4. You can view the manifest file on external storage using commands from the command line of your external object store. The manifest file contains information similar to the following: