Users can import avro or csv format files via port 9091 using BigObject streaming-in protocol.

  • Import avro file

To import avro type of files, use following commands:

cat my_data.avro > /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/9091

or (use netcat):

cat my_data.avro | nc 127.0.0.1 9091
Note
Avro file is self-described including table schema & table name. BigObject will create a table based on the metadata of avro. If the table exists, the content of avro will be appended.
  • Import csv file

To import csv type of files, use following commands:

(echo -e "csv\x01my_data_tbl" ; cat my_data.csv) > /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/9091

or (use netcat):

(echo -e "csv\x01my_data_tbl" ; cat my_data.csv) | nc 127.0.0.1 9091

where my_data_tbl is an existing BigObject table for my_data.csv.

If users would like to skip a few lines at the start of the csv file for the purpose such as skipping the header, he may use following command to do so.

(echo -e "csv\x01my_data_tbl\x0skip_lines=10" ; cat my_data.csv) | nc 127.0.0.1 9091

where the user would skip 10 lines in above command.