INSERT VALUES

Synopsis

INSERT INTO <stream_name|table_name> [(column_name [, ...]])]
  VALUES (value [,...]);

Description

Produce a row into an existing stream or table and its underlying topic based on explicitly specified values. The first column_name of every schema is ROWKEY, which defines the corresponding Kafka key. If the source specifies a key and that column is present in the column names for this INSERT statement then that value and the ROWKEY value are expected to match, otherwise the value from ROWKEY will be copied into the value of the key column (or conversely from the key column into the ROWKEY column).

Any column not explicitly given a value is set to null. If no columns are specified, a value for every column is expected in the same order as the schema with ROWKEY as the first column. If columns are specified, the order does not matter.

Note

ROWTIME may be specified as an explicit column but isn't required when you omit the column specifications.

Example

The following statements are valid for a source with a schema like <KEY_COL VARCHAR, COL_A VARCHAR> with KEY=KEY_COL.

-- inserts (1234, "key", "key", "A")
INSERT INTO foo (ROWTIME, ROWKEY, KEY_COL, COL_A) VALUES (1234, 'key', 'key', 'A');

-- inserts (current_time(), "key", "key", "A")
INSERT INTO foo VALUES ('key', 'key', 'A');

-- inserts (current_time(), "key", "key", "A")
INSERT INTO foo (KEY_COL, COL_A) VALUES ('key', 'A');

-- inserts (current_time(), "key", "key", null)
INSERT INTO foo (KEY_COL) VALUES ('key');

The values are serialized by using the value_format specified in the original CREATE statement. The key is always serialized as a String.

Page last revised on: 2019-12-12


Last update: 2019-12-12