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union() function

union() merges two or more input streams into a single output stream.

The output schemas of union() is the union of all input schemas. union() does not preserve the sort order of the rows within tables. Use sort() if you need a specific sort order.

Union vs join

union() does not modify data in rows, but unions separate streams of tables into a single stream of tables and groups rows of data based on existing group keys. join() creates new rows based on common values in one or more specified columns. Output rows also contain the differing values from each of the joined streams.

Function type signature
(tables: [stream[A]]) => stream[A] where A: Record
For more information, see Function type signatures.

Parameters

tables

(Required) List of two or more streams of tables to union together.

Examples

Union two streams of tables with unique group keys

import "generate"

t1 =
    generate.from(
        count: 4,
        fn: (n) => n + 1,
        start: 2022-01-01T00:00:00Z,
        stop: 2022-01-05T00:00:00Z,
    )
        |> set(key: "tag", value: "foo")
        |> group(columns: ["tag"])

t2 =
    generate.from(
        count: 4,
        fn: (n) => n * (-1),
        start: 2022-01-01T00:00:00Z,
        stop: 2022-01-05T00:00:00Z,
    )
        |> set(key: "tag", value: "bar")
        |> group(columns: ["tag"])

union(tables: [t1, t2])

View example output

Union two streams of tables with empty group keys

import "generate"

t1 =
    generate.from(
        count: 4,
        fn: (n) => n + 1,
        start: 2021-01-01T00:00:00Z,
        stop: 2021-01-05T00:00:00Z,
    )
        |> set(key: "tag", value: "foo")
        |> group()

t2 =
    generate.from(
        count: 4,
        fn: (n) => n * (-1),
        start: 2021-01-01T00:00:00Z,
        stop: 2021-01-05T00:00:00Z,
    )
        |> set(key: "tag", value: "bar")
        |> group()

union(tables: [t1, t2])

View example output


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