Querying the engine
You can check out Splitgraph images into schemata with the same name as the repository that the image belongs to. For example:
$ sgr checkout example/repo_1:latest
will create a schema on the engine with name
example/repo_1. This means that
any application that can access the engine via a normal database connection can
interact with the checked-out repository.
sgr provides a shorthand,
sgr sql, to run
arbitrary SQL queries against the engine:
$ sgr sql --schema example/repo_1 "SELECT * FROM demo"
However, any other SQL client will do. For example, you can use
pgcli to query and write data to the engine. In the
sgr engine add configuration, the connection string is:
In these subsections, we'll create a couple of example repositories and some images and then use the Splitfile language to define a reproducible transformation on these datasets.
sgr comes with a few routines to set up repositories with some example data:
$ sgr example generate example/repo_1 Generated example/repo_1:demo with 10 rows, image hash 103cb2da2da0
This creates a single repository,
example/repo_1, with a single table in it
demo. The table has two columns,
key (an integer) and
You can also inspect the currently checked out image in-depth:
$ sgr show example/repo_1:latest Image example/repo_1:103cb2da2da000f3dce9512e3cc67434d7a3c977c0df259411c73a2687244706 Created at 2020-04-06T10:14:54.184552 Size: 963.00 B Parent: 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Tables: demo
This image has a parent with hash
00000..., denoting an empty image, and one
Let's take a closer look at the new table.
$ sgr table example/repo_1:latest demo Table example/repo_1:103cb2da2da000f3dce9512e3cc67434d7a3c977c0df259411c73a2687244706/demo Size: 963.00 B Rows: 10 Columns: key (integer, PK) value (character varying) Objects: o26c6d8345cba276f807d7bcf906531568f309c2609a3420d98c01a6c99b166
This table is currently mapped to a single object.