Description

You can query a file with a specified format directly with SQL.

Syntax

file_format.`file_path`

Parameters

  • file_format

    Specifies a file format for a given file path, could be TEXTFILE, ORC, PARQUET, etc.

  • file_path

    Specifies a file path with a given format.

Examples

-- PARQUET file
SELECT * FROM parquet.`examples/src/main/resources/users.parquet`;
+------+--------------+----------------+
|  name|favorite_color|favorite_numbers|
+------+--------------+----------------+
|Alyssa|          null|  [3, 9, 15, 20]|
|   Ben|           red|              []|
+------+--------------+----------------+

-- ORC file
SELECT * FROM orc.`examples/src/main/resources/users.orc`;
+------+--------------+----------------+
|  name|favorite_color|favorite_numbers|
+------+--------------+----------------+
|Alyssa|          null|  [3, 9, 15, 20]|
|   Ben|           red|              []|
+------+--------------+----------------+

-- JSON file
SELECT * FROM json.`examples/src/main/resources/people.json`;
+----+-------+
| age|   name|
+----+-------+
|null|Michael|
|  30|   Andy|
|  19| Justin|
+----+-------+

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