Querying with Select and Conditions

The examples in this section query a document store and return specific fields from documents that have specific conditions.

For more information about how to specify query conditions in OJAI, see Query Conditions in OJAI Applications.

Note: You can improve the performance of queries with conditions by using secondary indexes. See Queries that Benefit from Secondary Indexes for more details.

The following example shows how to return the name, address.zipCode, age, and phoneNumber fields from documents that have address.zipCode equal to 95196. It uses the Query.select and Query.where methods, specifying the query condition as a JSON string.

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package com.mapr.ojai.examples;

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

public class OJAI_009_FindQueryWithSelectAndCondition {

  public static void main(final 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 DocumentStore
    final DocumentStore store = connection.getStore("/demo_table");

    // Build an OJAI query with the condition specified as a JSON string
    final Query query = connection.newQuery()
        .select("name", "address.zipCode").select("age").select("phoneNumbers[0]")
        .where("{\"$eq\": {\"address.zipCode\": 95196}}")

    // fetch all OJAI Documents from this store
    final DocumentStream stream = store.findQuery(query);

    for (final Document userDocument : stream) {
      // Print the OJAI Document

    // 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 two dbshell commands are equivalent to the code example. See dbshell find or findbyid for more details about the syntax dbshell provides.

find /demo_table --query {

find /demo_table 
   --fields name,address.zipCode,age,phoneNumber[0]
   --where {"$eq":{"address.zipCode":95196}}  
Note: The commands are shown split across multiple lines for readability. When using dbshell, you must enter them in a single line.