Examples: Inserting JSON Documents

This section contains sample code that inserts a JSON document into a MapR-DB JSON table. It also shows the MapR-DB Shell syntax for inserting documents.

The following code is available at OJAI_002_GetStoreAndInsertDocuments.java.

After you create the JSON document from a JavaBean, call the DocumentStore.insertOrReplace method to insert the document into MapR-DB.

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package com.mapr.ojai.examples;

import org.ojai.Document;
import org.ojai.store.Connection;
import org.ojai.store.DocumentStore;
import org.ojai.store.DriverManager;

import com.mapr.ojai.examples.data.Dataset;
import com.mapr.ojai.examples.data.User;

public class OJAI_002_GetStoreAndInsertDocuments {

  public static void main(String[] args) {

    System.out.println("==== Start Application ===");

    // Create an OJAI connection to MapR cluster
    final Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection("ojai:mapr:");

    // Get an instance of OJAI
    final DocumentStore store = connection.getStore("/demo_table");

    for (final User someUser : Dataset.users) {
      // Create an OJAI Document form the Java bean (there are other ways too)
      final Document userDocument = connection.newDocument(someUser);

      System.out.println("\t inserting "+ userDocument.getId());

      // insert the OJAI Document into the DocumentStore

    // Close this instance of OJAI DocumentStore

    // close the OJAI connection and release any resources held by the connection

    System.out.println("==== End Application ===");


The following shows the syntax to insert a document with MapR-DB Shell. See dbshell insert for more information and examples.

# mapr dbshell
maprdb root:> 
// Syntax for inserting a document using the document ID
maprdb root:> insert <table path> --value '{"_id": "<row-key", < table field >}'
// Syntax for inserting a document using document value
maprdb root:> insert <table path> --id <row-key> --value '{"_id": "<row-key", < table field >}'