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Load JSON File into Teradata via BTEQ

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BTEQ is a Teradata utility tool that can be used to run Teradata SQL statements incl. DDL, DML, etc. It can also be used to import data from text file into Teradata databases. It also works with XML and JSON files too. Like TPT and FASTLOAD, it can run in both batch and interactive modes.

This article provides examples about how to load JSON file into Teradata.

Sample JSON file

Create a sample JSON file named sample.json with the following content:

{"menu": {
  "id": "file",
  "value": "File",
  "popup": {
    "menuitem": [
      {"value": "New", "onclick": "CreateNewDoc()"},
      {"value": "Open", "onclick": "OpenDoc()"},
      {"value": "Close", "onclick": "CloseDoc()"}
    ]
  }
}}

Sample table

Use the following statement to create the target table:

CREATE TABLE TestDb.BTEQ_JSON_LOAD
(ID INT, JSON_DOC JSON) 
PRIMARY INDEX(ID);

Create a CSV index file

Create a CSV file named json-docs.csv with the following content:

sample.json,1

Create BTEQ script file 

Create BTEQ script file named load-json.bteq with the following content:

LOGON 192.168.119.128/DBC,DBC;
DATABASE TestDb;
.IMPORT VARTEXT ',' DEFERCOLS=1 FILE='json-docs.csv';
USING (JSON_DOC CLOB AS DEFERRED, ID VARCHAR(10))
INSERT INTO BTEQ_JSON_LOAD (CAST(:ID AS INTEGER), :JSON_DOC);
LOGOFF ;

The above script reads from json-docs.csv file and then use the first attribute as JSON file names to create deferred objects.

infoAs JSON data type is not supported in BTEQ, we need to define the column as CLOB.  There are limitation about JSON content size in Teradata: for UNICODE, the maximum length is 8388096 characters; for LATIN, the maximum length is 16776192 characters.

Run the script file

Run the following command to execute above BTEQ script:

bteq < load-json.bteq

Output:

bteq < load-json.bteq
BTEQ 16.10.00.02 Mon Sep 14 17:19:08 2020 PID: 14424

+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+----
LOGON 192.168.119.128/DBC,

 *** Logon successfully completed.
 *** Teradata Database Release is 16.10.00.03
 *** Teradata Database Version is 16.10.00.03
 *** Transaction Semantics are BTET.
 *** Session Character Set Name is 'ASCII'.

 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+----
DATABASE TestDb;

 *** New default database accepted.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.


+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+----
.IMPORT VARTEXT ',' DEFERCOLS=1 FILE='json-docs.csv';
+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+----
USING (JSON_DOC CLOB AS DEFERRED, ID VARCHAR(10))
INSERT INTO BTEQ_JSON_LOAD (CAST(:ID AS INTEGER), :JSON_DOC);

 *** Insert completed. One row added.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.


+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+----
LOGOFF ;
 *** You are now logged off from the DBC.
 *** BTEQ exiting due to EOF on stdin.
 *** Exiting BTEQ...
 *** RC (return code) = 0

Verify the data

Run the following SQL statement to verify the records:

SELECT	* 
FROM	 TestDb.BTEQ_JSON_LOAD;

The output looks like the following:


References

Query JSON data

Refer to page Extract JSON Data via SQL Functions in Teradata to find out details about how to extract JSON data using Teradata built-in functions.

More details about BTEQ IMPORT command

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