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clickhouse-jdbc-bridge contains experimental codes and is no longer supported. It may contain reliability issues and security vulnerabilities. Use it at your own risk. ClickHouse recommend using built-in table functions in ClickHouse which provide a better alternative for ad-hoc querying scenarios (Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, etc).

Allows ClickHouse to connect to external databases via JDBC.

To implement the JDBC connection, ClickHouse uses the separate program clickhouse-jdbc-bridge that should run as a daemon.

This engine supports the Nullable data type.

Creating a Table

CREATE TABLE [IF NOT EXISTS] [db.]table_name
columns list...
ENGINE = JDBC(datasource_uri, external_database, external_table)

Engine Parameters

  • datasource_uri — URI or name of an external DBMS.

    URI Format: jdbc:<driver_name>://<host_name>:<port>/?user=<username>&password=<password>. Example for MySQL: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/?user=root&password=root.

  • external_database — Database in an external DBMS.

  • external_table — Name of the table in external_database or a select query like select * from table1 where column1=1.

Usage Example

Creating a table in MySQL server by connecting directly with it’s console client:

mysql> CREATE TABLE `test`.`test` (
-> `int_nullable` INT NULL DEFAULT NULL,
-> `float` FLOAT NOT NULL,
-> `float_nullable` FLOAT NULL DEFAULT NULL,
-> PRIMARY KEY (`int_id`));
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0,09 sec)

mysql> insert into test (`int_id`, `float`) VALUES (1,2);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0,00 sec)

mysql> select * from test;
| int_id | int_nullable | float | float_nullable |
| 1 | NULL | 2 | NULL |
1 row in set (0,00 sec)

Creating a table in ClickHouse server and selecting data from it:

CREATE TABLE jdbc_table
`int_id` Int32,
`int_nullable` Nullable(Int32),
`float` Float32,
`float_nullable` Nullable(Float32)
ENGINE JDBC('jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/?user=root&password=root', 'test', 'test')
FROM jdbc_table
│ 1 │ ᴺᵁᴸᴸ │ 2 │ ᴺᵁᴸᴸ │
INSERT INTO jdbc_table(`int_id`, `float`)
SELECT toInt32(number), toFloat32(number * 1.0)
FROM system.numbers

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