/insert/records

URL: http://GPUDB_IP_ADDRESS:GPUDB_PORT/insert/records

Adds multiple records to the specified table. The operation is synchronous, meaning that a response will not be returned until all the records are fully inserted and available. The response payload provides the counts of the number of records actually inserted and/or updated, and can provide the unique identifier of each added record.

The input parameter options parameter can be used to customize this function's behavior.

The update_on_existing_pk option specifies the record collision policy for inserting into a table with a primary key, but is ignored if no primary key exists.

The return_record_ids option indicates that the database should return the unique identifiers of inserted records.

Input Parameter Description

NameTypeDescription
table_namestringName of table to which the records are to be added, in [schema_name.]table_name format, using standard name resolution rules. Must be an existing table.
listarray of bytesAn array of binary-encoded data for the records to be added. All records must be of the same type as that of the table. Empty array if input parameter list_encoding is json.
list_strarray of stringsAn array of JSON encoded data for the records to be added. All records must be of the same type as that of the table. Empty array if input parameter list_encoding is binary.
list_encodingstring

The encoding of the records to be inserted. The default value is binary. The supported values are:

  • binary
  • json
optionsmap of string to strings

Optional parameters. The default value is an empty map ( {} ).

Supported Parameters (keys)Parameter Description
update_on_existing_pk

Specifies the record collision policy for inserting into a table with a primary key. If set to true, any existing table record with primary key values that match those of a record being inserted will be replaced by that new record. If set to false, any existing table record with primary key values that match those of a record being inserted will remain unchanged and the new record discarded. If the specified table does not have a primary key, then this option is ignored. The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false
return_record_ids

If true then return the internal record id along for each inserted record. The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false
truncate_strings

If set to true, any strings which are too long for their target charN string columns will be truncated to fit. The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false
return_individual_errors

If set to true, success will always be returned, and any errors found will be included in the info map. The "bad_record_indices" entry is a comma-separated list of bad records (0-based). And if so, there will also be an "error_N" entry for each record with an error, where N is the index (0-based). The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false
allow_partial_batch

If set to true, all correct records will be inserted and incorrect records will be rejected and reported. Otherwise, the entire batch will be rejected if any records are incorrect. The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false
dry_run

If set to true, no data will be saved and any errors will be returned. The default value is false. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false

Output Parameter Description

The GPUdb server embeds the endpoint response inside a standard response structure which contains status information and the actual response to the query. Here is a description of the various fields of the wrapper:

NameTypeDescription
statusString'OK' or 'ERROR'
messageStringEmpty if success or an error message
data_typeString'insert_records_request' or 'none' in case of an error
dataStringEmpty string
data_strJSON or String

This embedded JSON represents the result of the /insert/records endpoint:

NameTypeDescription
record_idsarray of stringsAn array containing the IDs with which the added records are identified internally.
count_insertedintThe number of records inserted.
count_updatedintThe number of records updated.
infomap of string to strings

Additional information.

Possible Parameters (keys)Parameter Description
bad_record_indicesIf return_individual_errors option is specified or implied, returns a comma-separated list of invalid indices (0-based)
error_NError message for record at index N (0-based)

Empty string in case of an error.