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Query Vertica

To query Vertica with Flux:

  1. Import the sql package.

  2. Use sql.from() and provide the following parameters:

    • driverName: vertica or vertigo
    • dataSourceName: See data source name
    • query: PSQL query to execute
import "sql"

sql.from(
  driverName: "vertica",
  dataSourceName: "vertica://username:password@localhost:5433/dbname",
  query: "SELECT * FROM public.example_table"
)

Vertica data source name

The vertica and vertigo drivers use the following DSN syntax (also known as a connection string):

vertica://<user>:<password>@<host>:<port>/<database>?<queryArgs>

The vertica and vertigo drivers use the vertica/vertica-sql-go implementation. For information about supported DSN query arguments, see the vertica/vertica-sql-go documentation.

Vertica to Flux data type conversion

sql.from() converts Vertica data types to Flux data types.

Vertica data typeFlux data type
INT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT, TINYINT, INT2, INT4, INT8, SERIAL2, SERIAL4, SERIAL8int
FLOAT, FLOAT4, FLOAT8float
DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMPtime
BOOLbool
TEXT, VARCHAR, VARBINARYstring

All other Vertica data types are converted to strings.


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