keys() function

keys() returns the columns that are in the group key of each input table.

Each output table contains a row for each group key column label. A single group key column label is stored in the specified column for each row. All columns not in the group key are dropped.

Function type signature
(<-tables: stream[A], ?column: string) => stream[B] where A: Record, B: Record

For more information, see Function type signatures.



Column to store group key labels in. Default is _value.


Input data. Default is piped-forward data (<-).


Return group key columns for each input table

    |> keys()

View example input and output

Return all distinct group key columns in a single table

    |> keys()
    |> keep(columns: ["_value"])
    |> distinct()

View example input and output

Return group key columns as an array

  1. Use keys() to replace the _value column with the group key labels.
  2. Use findColumn() to return the _value column as an array.
import "sampledata"
    |> keys()
    |> findColumn(fn: (key) => true, column: "_value")// Returns [tag]

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