JDBC Driver for REST

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Data Model

Specifies the data model to use when parsing XML/JSON documents and generating the database metadata.

Data Type

string

Default Value

"Document"

Remarks

The driver splits JSON documents into rows based on the objects nested in arrays. Select a DataModel configuration to configure how the driver models nested object arrays into tables. See Parsing Hierarchical Data for examples of querying the data in the different configurations.

Selecting a Data Modeling Strategy

The following DataModel configurations are available. See Parsing Hierarchical Data for examples of querying the data in the different configurations.

  • Document

    Returns a single table representing a row for each top-level object. In this data model, any nested object arrays will not be flattened and will be returned as aggregates. Unless an XPath value is explicitly specified, the driver will identify and use the top-most object array found as the XPath.

  • FlattenedDocuments

    Returns a single table representing a JOIN of the available documents in the file. In this data model, nested XPath values will act in the same manner as a SQL JOIN. Additionally, nested sibling XPath values (child paths at the same height), will be treated as a SQL CROSS JOIN. Unless explicitly specified, the driver will identify the XPath values available by parsing the file and identifying the available documents, including nested documents.

  • Relational

    Returns multiple tables, one for each XPath value specified. In this data model, any nested documents (object arrays) will be returned as relational tables that contain a primary key and a foreign key that links to the parent table. Unless explicitly specified, the driver will identify the XPath values available by parsing the file and identifying the available documents (including nested documents).

See Also

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