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DatasourceMetadata queries


Apache Druid supports two query languages: Druid SQL and native queries. This document describes a query type that is only available in the native language.

Data Source Metadata queries return metadata information for a dataSource. These queries return information about:

  • The timestamp of the latest ingested event for the dataSource. This is the ingested event without any consideration of rollup.

The grammar for these queries is:

"queryType" : "dataSourceMetadata",
"dataSource": "sample_datasource"

There are 2 main parts to a Data Source Metadata query:

queryTypeThis String should always be "dataSourceMetadata"; this is the first thing Apache Druid looks at to figure out how to interpret the queryyes
dataSourceA String or Object defining the data source to query, very similar to a table in a relational database. See DataSource for more information.yes
contextSee Contextno

The format of the result is:

[ {
"timestamp" : "2013-05-09T18:24:00.000Z",
"result" : {
"maxIngestedEventTime" : "2013-05-09T18:24:09.007Z"
} ]