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Use Partition Attribute Types

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  • Supported Partition Attribute Types
  • Supported Conversions

Note

When specifying the path:

  • Specify the data type for the partition attribute.

  • Ensure that the partition attribute type matches the data type to parse.

  • Use the delimiter specified in delimiter.

When specifying attributes of the same type, do any of the following:

  • Add a constant separator between the attributes.

  • Use regular expressions to describe the search pattern. To learn more, see Unsupported Parsing Functions.

The following table lists the supported data types for partition attributes, filename, and path example for each data type:

Key
Data Type
Example
string
Parses the filename as a string.

filename: /employees/949-555-0195.json

path: /employees/{phone string}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets phone as a string.

Tip

See also:

int
Parses the filename as an integer.

filename: /zipcodes/90210.json

path: /zipcodes/{zipcode int}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets zipcode as an integer.

isodate
Parses the filename in RFC 3339 format as an ISO-8601 format date.

filename: /metrics/20060102.json

  • path: /metrics/{startTimestamp isodate}

  • path: /metrics/{startTimestamp isodate('20060102')}

In the preceding example, for the first path, Data Federation interprets startTimestamp as an ISODate. For the second path, Data Federation interprets startTimestamp as an ISODate in the specified format and matches only filenames in the specified format.

If you don't specify a specific format as shown in the first ISODate attribute path example above, Atlas Data Federation defaults to partitions with the following date formats:

1"2006-01-02T15:04:05Z07:00"
2"2006-01-02T15:04:05.000000Z07:00"
3"2006-01-02"
4"2006-01-02T15:04:05.000000-0700"
5"2006-01-02T15:04:05-0700"
6"2006-01-02T15:04Z07:00"
7"2006-01-02T15:04-0700"
8"2006-01-02Z07:00"
9"2006-01-02-0700"
10"2006102T15:04:05.000000Z07:00"
11"20060102T15:04:05.000000-0700"
12"20060102T15:04:05Z07:00"
13"20060102T15:04:05-0700"
14"20060102T15:04Z07:00"
15"20060102T15:04-0700"
16"20060102Z07:00"
17"20060102-0700"
18"20060102"

If you wish to specify a format, which improves performance, you must use special values to indicate the exact position of the attributes in the date such as day (02), month (01), year (2006), etc. To learn more about the format and the values used to specify date, see Format a time or date. If you specify a format that isn't in a RFC 3339 format, you must use regex with the special values to indicate the position of the date attributes. For an example, see Create Partitions from ISODate.

epoch_secs
Parses the filename as a Unix timestamp in seconds.

filename: /metrics/1549046112.json

path: /metrics/{startTimestamp epoch_secs}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets startTimestamp as a Unix timestamp in seconds.

epoch_millis
Parses the filename as a Unix timestamp in milliseconds.

filename: /metrics/1549046112000.json

path: /metrics/{startTimestamp epoch_millis}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets startTimestamp as a Unix timestamp in milliseconds.

objectid
Parses the filename as an ObjectId.

filename: /metrics/507f1f77bcf86cd799439011.json

path: /metrics/{objid objectid}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets objid as an ObjectId.

uuid
Parses the filename as a UUID of binary subtype 4.

filename: /metrics/3b241101-e2bb-4255-8caf-4136c566a962.json

path: /metrics/{myUuid uuid}

In the preceding example, Data Federation interprets myUuid as a UUID of binary subtype 4.

Note

Atlas Data Federation supports the Package Syntax for regular expressions in the path to the filename.

Atlas Data Federation converts the partition attributes to BSON types when parsing the path to the filename. Later writes of data to S3 must use the BSON types after converting them to string. The following table shows:

  • The partition attribute types and the BSON types to which Data Federation converts them.

  • The BSON data type to convert to a string for later writes to S3.

Partition Attribute Type
Parsed BSON Type
Source BSON Type
string
  • UTF-8 string

  • null*

  • UTF-8 string

  • null

int
  • 64-bit integer

  • null

  • 32-bit integer

  • 64-bit integer

  • null (as strings with no padding)

isodate
  • UTC datetime

  • null

  • UTC datetime (as an ISO-8601 format string)

  • null

objectid
  • ObjectId (as a string with hex encoding)

  • null

uuid
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