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This page lists the experimental features that are available in CockroachDB v19.2.

Warning:

This page describes experimental features. Their interfaces and outputs are subject to change, and there may be bugs.

If you encounter a bug, please file an issue.

Session variables

The table below lists the experimental session settings that are available. For a complete list of session variables, see SHOW (session settings).

Variable Default Value Description
experimental_force_split_at 'off' Indicates whether checks to prevent incorrect usage of ALTER TABLE ... SPLIT AT should be skipped.
experimental_serial_normalization 'rowid' If set to 'virtual_sequence', make the SERIAL pseudo-type optionally auto-create a sequence for better compatibility with Hibernate sequences.

SQL statements

Keep SQL audit logs

Log all queries against a table to a file, for security purposes. For more information, see ALTER TABLE ... EXPERIMENTAL_AUDIT.

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> ALTER TABLE t EXPERIMENTAL_AUDIT SET READ WRITE;

Relocate leases and replicas

You have the following options for controlling lease and replica location:

  1. Relocate leases and replicas using EXPERIMENTAL_RELOCATE
  2. Relocate just leases using EXPERIMENTAL_RELOCATE LEASE

For example, to distribute leases and ranges for N primary keys across N stores in the cluster, run a statement with the following structure:

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> ALTER TABLE t EXPERIMENTAL_RELOCATE SELECT ARRAY[<storeid1>, <storeid2>, ..., <storeidN>], <primarykeycol1>, <primarykeycol2>, ..., <primarykeycolN>;

To relocate just the lease without moving the replicas, run a statement like the one shown below, which moves the lease for the range containing primary key 'foo' to store 1.

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> ALTER TABLE t EXPERIMENTAL_RELOCATE LEASE SELECT 1, 'foo';

Show table fingerprints

Table fingerprints are used to compute an identification string of an entire table, for the purpose of gauging whether two tables have the same data. This is useful, for example, when restoring a table from backup.

Example:

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> SHOW EXPERIMENTAL_FINGERPRINTS FROM TABLE t;
 index_name |     fingerprint     
------------+---------------------
 primary    | 1999042440040364641
(1 row)

Turn on KV event tracing

Use session tracing (via SHOW TRACE FOR SESSION) to report the replicas of all KV events that occur during its execution.

Example:

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> SET tracing = on;
> SELECT * from t;
> SET tracing = off;
> SHOW EXPERIMENTAL_REPLICA TRACE FOR SESSION;
            timestamp             | node_id | store_id | replica_id
----------------------------------+---------+----------+------------
 2018-10-18 15:50:13.345879+00:00 |       3 |        3 |          7
 2018-10-18 15:50:20.628383+00:00 |       2 |        2 |         26

Check for constraint violations with SCRUB

Checks the consistency of UNIQUE indexes, CHECK constraints, and more. Partially implemented; see cockroachdb/cockroach#10425 for details.

Note:

This example uses the users table from our open-source, fictional peer-to-peer vehicle-sharing application, MovR.

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>  EXPERIMENTAL SCRUB table movr.users;
 job_uuid |        error_type        | database | table |                       primary_key                        |         timestamp         | repaired |                                                                                                                                                                         details                                                                                                                                                                         
----------+--------------------------+----------+-------+----------------------------------------------------------+---------------------------+----------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('boston','0009eeb5-d779-4bf8-b1bd-8566533b105c')        | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'06484 Christine Villages\\nGrantport, TN 01572'", "city": "'boston'", "credit_card": "'4634253150884'", "id": "'0009eeb5-d779-4bf8-b1bd-8566533b105c'", "name": "'Jessica Webb'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('los angeles','0001252c-fc16-4006-b6dc-c6b1a0fd1f5b')   | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'91309 Warner Springs\\nLake Danielmouth, PR 33400'", "city": "'los angeles'", "credit_card": "'3584736360686445'", "id": "'0001252c-fc16-4006-b6dc-c6b1a0fd1f5b'", "name": "'Rebecca Gibson'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('new york','000169a5-e337-4441-b664-dae63e682980')      | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'0787 Christopher Highway Apt. 363\\nHamptonmouth, TX 91864-2620'", "city": "'new york'", "credit_card": "'4578562547256688'", "id": "'000169a5-e337-4441-b664-dae63e682980'", "name": "'Christopher Johnson'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('paris','00089fc4-e5b1-48f6-9f0b-409905f228c4')         | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'46735 Martin Summit\\nMichaelview, OH 10906-5889'", "city": "'paris'", "credit_card": "'5102207609888778'", "id": "'00089fc4-e5b1-48f6-9f0b-409905f228c4'", "name": "'Nicole Fuller'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('rome','000209fc-69a1-4dd5-8053-3b5e5769876d')          | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'473 Barrera Vista Apt. 890\\nYeseniaburgh, CO 78087'", "city": "'rome'", "credit_card": "'3534605564661093'", "id": "'000209fc-69a1-4dd5-8053-3b5e5769876d'", "name": "'Sheryl Shea'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('san francisco','00058767-1e83-4e18-999f-13b5a74d7225') | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'5664 Acevedo Drive Suite 829\\nHernandezview, MI 13516'", "city": "'san francisco'", "credit_card": "'376185496850202'", "id": "'00058767-1e83-4e18-999f-13b5a74d7225'", "name": "'Kevin Turner'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('seattle','0002e904-1256-4528-8b5f-abad16e695ff')       | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'81499 Samuel Crescent Suite 631\\nLake Christopherborough, PR 50401'", "city": "'seattle'", "credit_card": "'38743493725890'", "id": "'0002e904-1256-4528-8b5f-abad16e695ff'", "name": "'Mark Williams'"}}
          | index_key_decoding_error | movr     | users | ('washington dc','00007caf-2014-4696-85b0-840e7d8b6db9') | 2018-10-18 16:00:38.65916 | f        | {"error_message": "key ordering did not match datum ordering. IndexDescriptor=ASC", "index_name": "primary", "row_data": {"address": "e'4578 Holder Trafficway\\nReynoldsside, IL 23520-7418'", "city": "'washington dc'", "credit_card": "'30454993082943'", "id": "'00007caf-2014-4696-85b0-840e7d8b6db9'", "name": "'Marie Miller'"}}
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Show range information for a specific row

The SHOW RANGE ... FOR ROW statement shows information about a range for a particular row of data. This information is useful for verifying how SQL data maps to underlying ranges, and where the replicas for a range are located.

Functions and Operators

The table below lists the experimental SQL functions and operators available in CockroachDB. For more information, see each function's documentation at Functions and Operators.

Function Description
experimental_strftime Format time using standard strftime notation.
experimental_strptime Format time using standard strptime notation.
experimental_uuid_v4() Return a UUID.

Vectorized execution on memory-intensive operations

Vectorized query execution in CockroachDB is experimental for the following memory-intensive operations:

During the execution of these operations, some intermediate results are written to an in-memory data buffer. In CockroachDB v19.2, the vectorized engine does not spill the contents of intermediate data buffers to disk. As a result, memory-intensive queries can buffer an unlimited quantity of data in memory and lead to memory issues.

To turn vectorized execution on for all operations, set the vectorize session variable to experimental_on.

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