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Nested JSON data to be inserted into multiple tables using JDBC Producer destination

asked 2019-04-25 22:40:49 -0500

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I have a requirement to consume a nested JSON data where different parts of data will be inserted into different tables in an RDBMS. I was looking into to use JDBC Producer as destination but it seems it can only insert/update/delete into a single table?

I was thinking maybe i can process the consumed JSON first and process it into different JSON objects mapped to my RDBMS tables and setup different JDBC Producers. I checked different processors like Field Mapper, JSON Parser and likes but I only have the option to map a single field?

Is this flow doable in StreamSets? Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

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answered 2019-04-26 15:28:49 -0500

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updated 2019-04-26 15:46:41 -0500


Consider the following nested JSON input:

{"widget": {
    "window": {
        "title": "Sample Konfabulator Widget",
        "name": "main_window",
        "width": 500,
        "height": 500
    "image": { 
        "src": "Images/Sun.png",
        "name": "sun1",
        "hOffset": 250,
        "vOffset": 250,
        "alignment": "center"
    "text": {
        "data": "Click Here",
        "size": 36,
        "style": "bold",
        "name": "text1",
        "hOffset": 250,
        "vOffset": 100,
        "alignment": "center",
        "onMouseUp": "sun1.opacity = (sun1.opacity / 100) * 90;"

Ingesting this data and writing to multiple tables window, image, and text dynamically can be accomplished by creating a pipeline that looks like this:

Field Pivoter:

This will get us three records with the map key we are pivoting on (window, image, and text) stored in new field widget_name.

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Expression Evaluator:

Create new record header attribute tableName based on the pivot field name using expression ${record:value('/widget_name')}.

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Field Remover:

Optionally remove widget_name.

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JDBC Producer:

Set Table Name to the new record header attribute created in Expression Evaluator above using expression ${record:attribute('tableName')}.

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This results in a total of three inserts with one record per table being inserted in respective table based on the record header attribute tableName.

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Hope this helps or at least gives you a good starting point.

Cheers, Dash

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Hi Dash, Thank you. This definitely gave me a very good starting point with our complex data structure. Thanks again!

mc gravatar imagemc ( 2019-04-28 22:49:51 -0500 )edit

You're welcome!

iamontheinet gravatar imageiamontheinet ( 2019-04-29 09:01:08 -0500 )edit
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