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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Recursive CTE Support in Drill
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:56:38 GMT
Are you hard set on using common table expressions?

I have discussed a bit off-list creating a data format that would allow
tables to be read from a log-synth [1] schema.  That would let you read as
much data as you might like with an arbitrarily complex (or simple) query.

Operationally, you would create a file containing a log-synth schema that
has the extension .synth.  Your data source would have to be configured to
connect that extension with the log-synth format.  At that point, you could
select as much or little data as you like from the file and you would see
generated data rather than the schema.

[1] https://github.com/tdunning/log-synth

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Alexander Zarei <alexanderz.simba@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am trying to come up with a query which returns a given number of rows
> without having a real table on Storage.
> I am hoping to achieve something like this:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6533524/sql-select-n-records-without-a-table
> DECLARE @start INT = 1;DECLARE @end INT = 1000000;
> WITH numbers AS (
>     SELECT @start AS number
>     SELECT number + 1
>     FROM  numbers
>     WHERE number < @end)SELECT *FROM numbersOPTION (MAXRECURSION 0);
> I do not actually need to create different values and returning identical
> rows would work too.I just need to bypass the "from clause" in the query.
> Thanks,
> Alex

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