url function creates a table from the URL with given format and structure.

url function may be used in SELECT and INSERT queries on data in URL tables.


url(URL, format, structure)

Input parameters

  • URL - HTTP or HTTPS server address, which can accept GET (for SELECT) or POST (for INSERT) requests. Type: String.
  • format - Format of the data. Type: String.
  • structure - Table structure in 'UserID UInt64, Name String' format. Determines column names and types. Type: String.

Returned value

A table with the specified format and structure and with data from the defined URL.


Getting the first 3 lines of a table that contains columns of String and UInt32 type from HTTP-server which answers in CSV format.

SELECT * FROM url('', CSV, 'column1 String, column2 UInt32') LIMIT 3;

Inserting data from a URL into a table:

CREATE TABLE test_table (column1 String, column2 UInt32) ENGINE=Memory;
INSERT INTO FUNCTION url('', 'CSV', 'column1 String, column2 UInt32') VALUES ('http interface', 42);
SELECT * FROM test_table;

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