Keyspace qualifier

Sometimes issuing a USE statement to select a keyspace is inconvenient. Connection pooling requires managing multiple keyspaces. To simplify tracking multiple keyspaces, use the keyspace qualifier instead of the USE statement. You can specify the keyspace using the keyspace qualifier (dot notation) in these statements:

  • ALTER TABLE

  • CREATE TABLE

  • DELETE

  • INSERT

  • SELECT

  • TRUNCATE

  • UPDATE

    1. To specify a table when you are not located in the keyspace that contains the table, specify the name of the keyspace followed by a period, then the table name. For example, cycling.race_winners, where cycling is the keyspace and race_winners is the table name.

      INSERT INTO cycling.race_winners (
        race_name, race_position,
        cyclist_name
      ) VALUES (
        'National Championships South Africa WJ-ITT (CN)', 1,
        { firstname:'Frances', lastname:'DU TOUT' }
      );

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