Importing data into a CQL list or set 

Use the cql-import tool to map SQL columns to items in a collection set, list, or map.

DataStax Enterprise supports importing data into a CQL collection using the cql-import tool. You can use the cql-import tool to map SQL columns to items in a collection set, list, or map.

The cql-import tool supports two distinct mechanisms for importing data into list and set data types. Both mechanisms use the --cassandra-column-mapping parameter.

Mapping multiple SQL columns in a single row to a CQL list or set 

The cql-import command supports the following cassandra-column-mapping parameter for mapping multiple SQL columns in a single row to a CQL list or set.
CQLCOL:[SQLCOL1,SQLCOL2,SQLCOL3]

This form of mapping adds the SQL columns SQLCOL1,SQLCOL2, and SQLCOL3 to the list or set CQLCOL.

The following example shows how to map a MySQL table having multiple SQL columns in a single row to a CQL list.

Suppose you have created and populated a MySQL table using the following commands:
mysql> CREATE TABLE sql_table (sqlid INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,  a VARCHAR(25), b VARCHAR(25), c VARCHAR(25)); 
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, a, b, c) values (1, 'valuea', 'valueb', 'valuec');
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, a, b, c) values (2, 'valued', 'valuee', 'valuef');
Using cqlsh, suppose you create the following table in Cassandra that corresponds to the MySQL table:
cqlsh> CREATE TABLE cql_table (cqlid int PRIMARY KEY, mylist listtext);
The following map along with other options imports the data into CQL:
--cassandra-column-mapping cqlid:sqlid,mylist:[a,b,c]
Note that there are no spaces after the comma (,) or the colon (:) in cqlid:sqlid,mylist:[a,b,c].
Querying Cassandra to select the table produces the following output:
 id  | mylist                       
-----+-----------------------------
 1   | {'valuea','valueb','valuec'}
 2   | {'valued','valuee','valuef'}

Mapping a single SQL column from multiple SQL rows to a CQL list or set 

The cql-import command also supports the following cassandra-column-mapping parameter to map a single SQL column from multiple SQL rows to a CQL list or set.
CQLCOL:SQLCOL

This form of mapping appends SQL column values from multiple SQL rows that share a common key to a CQL list or set.

The following example shows how to map a MySQL table having a single SQL column from multiple SQL rows to a CQL list.

Suppose you have created and populated a MySQL table using the following commands:
mysql> CREATE TABLE sql_table (sqlid INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,  id INTEGER, a VARCHAR(25)); 
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, id, a) values (1, 1, 'valuea');
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, id, a) values (2, 1, 'valueb');
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, id, a) values (3, 1, 'valuec');
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, id, a) values (4, 2, 'valued');
mysql> INSERT INTO sql_table (sqlid, id, a) values (5, 2, 'valuee');

Using cqlsh, suppose you create the following table in Cassandra that corresponds to the MySQL table:

cqlsh> CREATE TABLE cql_table (cqlid int PRIMARY KEY, mylist listtext);
The following map along with other options imports the data into CQL:
--cassandra-column-mapping cqlid:id,mylist:a
Note that there are no spaces after the comma (,) or the colon (:) in cqlid:id,mylist:a.
Querying Cassandra to select the table produces the following output:
 id  | mylist                       
-----+-----------------------------
 1   | {'valuea','valueb','valuec'}
 2   | {'valued','valuee'}