EXPORT statement exports tabular data or the results of arbitrary
SELECT statements to CSV files.
Using the CockroachDB distributed execution engine,
EXPORT parallelizes CSV creation across all nodes in the cluster, making it possible to quickly get large sets of data out of CockroachDB in a format that can be ingested by downstream systems. If you do not need distributed exports, you can use the non-enterprise feature to export tabular data in CSV format.
New in v20.2:
EXPORT no longer requires an enterprise license.
After the export has been initiated, you can cancel it with
EXPORTstatement cannot be used within a transaction.
Only members of the
admin role can run
EXPORT. By default, the
root user belongs to the
||Specify the URL of the file location where you want to store the exported CSV data.
Note: Exports do not generate unique names across exports, so each export should have a unique destination to avoid overwriting.
||Control your export's behavior with these options.|
||Specify the query whose result you want to export to CSV format.|
||Specify the name of the table you want to export to CSV format.|
Export file URL
You can specify the base directory where you want to store the exported .csv files. CockroachDB will create the export file(s) in the specified directory with programmatically generated names (e.g., n1.1.csv, n1.2.csv, n2.1.csv, ...). Each export should have a unique destination to avoid overwriting other exports.
For more information, see the following:
You can control the
EXPORT process's behavior using any of the following key-value pairs as a
If not using comma as your column delimiter, you can specify another ASCII character as the delimiter.
|Value||The ASCII character that delimits columns in your rows|
|Example||To use tab-delimited values:
Convert SQL NULL values so they match the specified string.
|Value||The string that should be used to represent NULL values. To avoid collisions, it is important to pick
|Example||To use empty columns as NULL:
Export a table
> EXPORT INTO CSV 'azure://acme-co/customer-export-data?AZURE_ACCOUNT_KEY=hash&AZURE_ACCOUNT_NAME=acme-co' WITH delimiter = '|' FROM TABLE bank.customers;
Export using a
> EXPORT INTO CSV 'azure://acme-co/customer-export-data?AZURE_ACCOUNT_KEY=hash&AZURE_ACCOUNT_NAME=acme-co' FROM SELECT * FROM bank.customers WHERE id >= 100;
Non-distributed export using the SQL shell
$ cockroach sql -e "SELECT * from bank.customers WHERE id>=100;" --format=csv > my.csv
View a running export
View running exports by using
> SHOW QUERIES;
Cancel a running export
> CANCEL QUERY '14dacc1f9a781e3d0000000000000001';
EXPORT may fail with an error if the SQL statements are incompatible with DistSQL. In that case, export tabular data in CSV format.