Updating Complex Nested Data Types

This section describes how to use the UPDATE statement to update complex nested data types in MapR Database JSON tables, using the Hive connector.

  1. Create a MapR Database JSON table and a Hive table using Hive:
    CREATE TABLE complex_nested_data_type_update
    ( 
              entry STRING, 
              num INT, 
              postal_addresses MAP <STRING, 
              struct <USER_ID:STRING,ADDRESS:STRING,ZIP:STRING,COUNTRY:STRING>> 
    ) 
    stored BY 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.maprdb.json.MapRDBJsonStorageHandler' tblproperties
    ( 
               "maprdb.table.name" = "/complex_nested_data_type_update", 
               "maprdb.column.id" = "entry" 
    );
  2. Insert data into the table:
    INSERT INTO TABLE complex_nested_data_type_update
    SELECT '001', '1',
    MAP ( 'Bill',
    Named_struct ('user_id', '1', 'address', '3205 Woodlake ct', 'zip', '45040', 'country', 'USA'));
  3. Run the UPDATE command on the table by updating the COUNTRY value in map(struct):
    UPDATE complex_nested_data_type_update
    SET postal_addresses = MAP ('Bill',
    Named_struct ('user_id', '1', 'address', '3205 Woodlake ct', 'zip', '45040', 'country', 'Hun'))
    WHERE entry = '001';
  4. Verify that the data is inserted in both Hive and MapR Database JSON tables.
    • Verifying Hive table data:
      hive> SELECT * FROM complex_nested_data_type_update;
                                      
      001	1	{"Bill":{"user_id":"1","address":"3205 Woodlake ct","zip":"45040","country":"Hun"}}
    • Verifying MapR Database JSON table data:
      find '/complex_nested_data_type_update'
      {"_id":"001","num":{"$numberInt":1},"postal_addresses":{"Bill":{"address":"3205 Woodlake ct","country":"Hun","user_id":"1","zip":"45040"}}}