OJAI Query Condition Operators

OJAI supports comparison, existence, between, match, like, type of, size of, in, and logical operators.

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Comparison Operators

Operators
Operator Syntax
Equals
{"$eq":{"fieldpath":value}}
Greater Than
{"$gt":{"fieldpath":value}}
Greater Than or Equals
{"$ge":{"fieldpath":value}}
Less Than
{"$lt":{"fieldpath":value}}
Less Than or Equals
{"$le":{"fieldpath":value}}
Not Equals
{"$ne":{"fieldpath":value}}
Description

Compares the data in fieldpath against value for the specified operator.

Float and double data are approximate representations of decimal values. They may not return true in equality comparisons against their equivalent decimal values.

You can specify only equality and non-equality conditions on nested documents and arrays.

In the case of equality on nested documents, all of the fields in the nested document must match. The order of the fields is not relevant.

In the case of equality on arrays, both the order of the elements and the element values must match.

Existence Operators

Exists
Syntax
{"$exists":"fieldpath"}
Description

Checks for existence of fieldpath.

Not Exists
Syntax
{"$notexists":"fieldpath"}
Description

Checks for non-existence of fieldpath.

See Existence Conditions with Container Field Paths for details about how these operators behave when you use them with container field paths.

Between

Syntax
{"$between":{"fieldpath":[startValue,endValue]}}
Description

Checks if the value in fieldpath is in the range specified by startValue and endValue, where the values are inclusive.

Matches Operators

Operators
Operator Syntax
Matches
{"$matches":{"fieldpath":matchValue}}
Not Matches
{"$notmatches":{"fieldpath":matchValue}}
Description

Performs a regular expression match on fieldPath using matchValue.

You can use regular expressions that compose the Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) library as well as a subset of the regular expressions that are supported in java.util.regex.pattern. See HBase Java Regular Expressions Support for a list of supported regular expressions.

Like Operators

Operators
Operator Syntax
Like
{"$like":{"fieldpath":likeValue}}
Not Like
{"$notlike":{"fieldpath":likeValue}}
Description

Performs a SQL LIKE comparison on fieldPath wherelikeValue is a string with wildcard characters '%' and '_'.

Type of Operators

Type Of
Syntax
{"$typeof":{"fieldpath":"typeValue"}}
Description

Checks whether fieldpath is of type typeValue.

Not Type Of
Syntax
{"$nottypeof":{"fieldpath":"typeValue"}}
Description

Checks whether fieldpath is not of type typeValue.

typeValue can be any of map, array, binary, date, time, timestamp, interval, double, float, long, int, short, byte, string, boolean, or null.

Size Of

Syntax
{"$sizeof":{"fieldpath":{"comparisonOp":intValue}}}
Description

Compares the size of the data in fieldpath against intValue, using comparisonOp . The size varies depending on the type of fieldPath:

String
Length of string
Array
Number of elements in the array
Nested document
Number of subfields in the nested document

comparisonOp can be any of $eq, $lt, $le, $gt, $ge, or $ne.

In Operators

In
Syntax
{"$in":{"fieldpath":inOpValues}}
Description

Checks whether the data in fieldpath is in the list specified by inOpValues.

Not In
Syntax
{"$notin":{"fieldpath":inOpValues}}
Description

Checks whether the data in fieldpath is not in the list specified by inOpValues

Logical Operators

And
Syntax
{"$and":[OJAIQueryConditions]}
Description

Applies logical AND on a list of conditions. OJAIQueryConditions is a comma-separated list of OJAI query conditions.

Or
Syntax
{"$or":[OJAIQueryConditions]}
Description

Applies logical OR on a list of conditions. OJAIQueryConditions is a comma-separated list of OJAI query conditions.

Element And
Syntax
{
    "$elementAnd":{
        "containerFieldPath":
           [OJAIQueryConditions]
    }
}
Note: Supported starting in MapR 6.1.
Description

Applies multiple conditions as part of a group. All conditions must be true for a common array element.

OJAIQueryConditions is the comma-separated list of the OJAI query conditions.

containerFieldPath exhibits the following behaviors:

  • containerFieldPath specifies the container path prefix of the common container element.
  • If containerFieldPath refers to a container of nested documents, then you must use field paths relative to the common prefix in your OJAIQueryConditions .
  • If the containerFieldPath refers to a container of scalar values, then you use the $ symbol to refer to individual elements in your OJAIQueryConditions.
Note: There is no elementOr operator because it is semantically equivalent to an OR operator.