xml array values flatten and explode as list

asked 2018-07-12 11:19:07 -0600

anonymous user


updated 2018-07-16 10:04:10 -0600

I need help to flatten array values in an xml attribute. Here are more details: 1.Source xml file - Configuration - Hadoop FS standalone origin, data format - xml, using delimiter element as A1 2.Field flattner - to flatten all fields with '.' separator 3.Field renamer - to rename xml field names 4. Hive metadata, metastore and hdfs - to write data to hive.

*if there are no array values above pipeline is working perfect. I have a new xml with array values, I am not sure how to flatten only that column. sample xml: (customer type is array attribute). I need solution to flatten and explode( array values as a list of records)

    <A1 action="A" id="1234567">
        <Account id="1234" />
        <Subaccount id="123" />
        <Type id="10456" />
        <Post id="1" />
            <custType id="212"/>
            <custType id="270"/>
    <A1 action="A" id="23456789">
        <Account id="141004" />
        <Subaccount id="20" />
        <Type id="10456" />
        <Pos id="1" />
            <custType id="122"/>
            <custType id="130"/>

Anybody has solution for this?

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Hi! Probably need to see your exact desired output, but I'd try introducing Stream Splitter to check if the record has 'customertype' (${record:exists('/customertype')}) and if it does, pass it through Field Pivoter to pivot on /customertype. This should create individual records per customer type.

iamontheinet gravatar imageiamontheinet ( 2018-07-12 12:11:46 -0600 )edit

expected o/p: ACTION id account_id subaccount_id Qty type_id post_id customertypeid num A 1234567 1234 123 20 10456 1 212 NR A 1234567 1234 123 20 10456 1 270 NR A 23456789 141004 20 30 10456 1 122 NR A 23456789 141004 20 30 10456 1 130

Robot gravatar imageRobot ( 2018-07-12 15:01:05 -0600 )edit

Did you try what I suggested?

iamontheinet gravatar imageiamontheinet ( 2018-07-12 15:03:48 -0600 )edit

Note: I fixed the formatting of the XML blob and added an opening <root> element, because there was a closing one so I assumed it was supposed to be present.

jeff gravatar imagejeff ( 2018-07-12 15:15:47 -0600 )edit

Thank you. Yes, I tried with the condition ${record:exists('/customertype')} but field pivoter is not picking up anything.

Robot gravatar imageRobot ( 2018-07-12 15:40:56 -0600 )edit