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From Henry M <>
Subject Returning an UDT from a user defined function (UDF)
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2016 02:40:45 GMT
I was wondering if it is possible to create an UDT and return it within a
user defined function.

I looked at this documentation but the
examples are only for basic types.

This is my pseudo code I came up with... the part I think I am missing is
how to get an instance of the UserType so that I can invoke newValue to
create a UDTValue.

Has anyone done this and know how to get the keyspace in order to call
getUserType? Or know of an alternate approach?

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION test_ks.transform_udt (val my_udt)
 RETURNS my_other_udt
  AS '
    String fieldA = val.getString("field_a");

    // How do you get a reference the user type?
    UserType myUdt = ?keyspace?.getUserType("my_other_udt");

    UDTValue transformedValue = myUdt.newValue();

    transformedValue.setUUID("id", UUID.randomUUID());
    transformedValue.setString("field_a", fieldA);
    transformedValue.setString("field_b", "value b");

    return transformedValue;

Thank you,

P.S. This is the setup for my sample table and types.

drop keyspace test_ks;

create keyspace test_ks WITH REPLICATION = { 'class' :
'SimpleStrategy', 'replication_factor' : 1 };

use test_ks;

CREATE TYPE IF NOT EXISTS test_ks.my_udt (field_a text, field_b text);
CREATE TYPE IF NOT EXISTS test_ks.my_other_udt (id uuid, field_a text,
field_b text);

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS test_ks.sample_table(id uuid primary key,
col_a frozen<test_ks.my_udt>);

INSERT INTO sample_table(id, col_a) VALUES ( now() , { field_a: 'value
1', field_b: 'value 2'} );
INSERT INTO sample_table(id) VALUES ( now() );

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