# JDBC Driver

Since MyScale is compatible with ClickHouse, you can use the JDBC driver (opens new window) (and Java client) provided by the official ClickHouse community to access MyScale from your Java applications.

# Maven Dependency

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.clickhouse</groupId>
  <artifactId>clickhouse-jdbc</artifactId>
  <version>0.4.0</version>
  <!-- use uber jar with all dependencies included, change classifier to http for smaller jar -->
  <classifier>all</classifier>
  <exclusions>
    <exclusion>
      <groupId>*</groupId>
      <artifactId>*</artifactId>
    </exclusion>
  </exclusions>
</dependency>

# Configuration

Driver Class: com.clickhouse.jdbc.ClickHouseDriver

URL Syntax: jdbc:(ch|clickhouse)[:<protocol>]://endpoint1[,endpoint2,...][/<database>][?param1=value1&param2=value2][#tag1,tag2,...], for examples:

  • jdbc:ch:https://localhost is same as jdbc:clickhouse:http://localhost:443?ssl=true&sslmode=STRICT

Connection Properties:

Property Default Description
continueBatchOnError false Whether to continue batch processing when error occurred
createDatabaseIfNotExist false Whether to create database if it does not exist
custom_http_headers Comma separated custom http headers, for example: User-Agent=client1,X-Gateway-Id=123
custom_http_params Comma separated custom http query parameters, for example: extremes=0,max_result_rows=100
nullAsDefault 0 0 - treat null value as is and throw exception when inserting null into non-nullable column; 1 - treat null value as is and disable null-check for inserting; 2 - replace null to default value of corresponding data type for both query and insert
jdbcCompliance true Whether to support standard synchronous UPDATE/DELETE and fake transaction
typeMappings Customize mapping between ClickHouse data type and Java class, which will affect result of both getColumnType() (opens new window) and getObject(Class<?>) (opens new window). For example: UInt128=java.lang.String,UInt256=java.lang.String
wrapperObject false Whether getObject() (opens new window) should return java.sql.Array / java.sql.Struct for Array / Tuple.

Note: please refer to JDBC specific configuration (opens new window) and client options (common (opens new window), http (opens new window), grpc (opens new window), and cli (opens new window)) for more.

# Examples

# Connecting to Database

To learn how to establish a connection to the cluster, please refer to the Connection Details section.

# Importing Data

Create a table with vectors:

stmt.execute("CREATE TABLE default.myscale_categorical_search"
+ "("
+ "    id    UInt32,"
+ "    data  Array(Float32),"
+ "    CONSTRAINT check_length CHECK length(data) = 128,"
+ "    date  Date,"
+ "    label Enum8('person' = 1, 'building' = 2, 'animal' = 3)"
+ ")"
+ "ORDER BY id");

Assuming we have the following CSV data file:

$ head data.csv
0,"[0,0,0,1,8,7,3,2,5,0,0,3,5,7,11,31,13,0,0,0,0,29,106,107,13,0,0,0,1,61,70,42,0,0,0,0,1,23,28,16,63,4,0,0,0,6,83,81,117,86,25,15,17,50,84,117,31,23,18,35,97,117,49,24,68,27,0,0,0,4,29,71,81,47,13,10,32,87,117,117,45,76,40,22,60,70,41,9,7,21,29,39,53,21,4,1,55,72,3,0,0,0,0,9,65,117,73,37,28,23,17,34,11,11,27,61,64,25,4,0,42,13,1,1,1,14,10,6]","2030-09-26","person"
1,"[65,35,8,0,0,0,1,63,48,27,31,19,16,34,96,114,3,1,8,21,27,43,57,21,11,8,37,8,0,0,1,23,101,104,11,0,0,0,0,29,83,114,114,77,23,14,18,52,28,8,46,75,39,24,59,60,2,0,18,10,20,52,52,16,12,28,4,0,0,3,5,8,102,79,58,3,0,0,0,11,114,112,78,50,17,14,45,104,19,31,53,114,73,44,34,26,3,2,0,0,0,1,8,9,34,20,0,0,0,0,1,23,30,75,87,36,0,0,0,2,0,17,66,73,3,0,0,0]","1996-06-22","building"
2,"[0,0,0,0,0,0,4,1,15,0,0,0,0,0,10,49,27,0,0,0,0,29,113,114,9,0,0,0,3,69,71,42,14,0,0,0,0,1,56,79,63,2,0,0,0,38,118,77,118,60,8,8,18,48,59,104,27,16,7,13,80,118,34,21,118,47,4,0,0,1,32,99,61,40,31,57,46,118,118,61,80,64,16,21,20,33,23,27,6,22,16,14,51,33,0,0,76,40,8,0,2,14,42,94,19,42,57,67,23,34,22,10,9,52,15,21,5,1,3,3,1,38,12,5,18,1,0,0]","1975-10-07","animal"
3,"[3,9,45,22,28,11,4,3,77,10,4,1,1,4,3,11,23,0,0,0,26,49,6,7,5,3,3,1,11,50,8,9,11,7,15,21,12,17,21,25,121,12,4,7,4,7,4,41,28,2,0,1,10,42,22,20,1,1,4,9,31,79,16,3,23,4,6,26,31,121,87,40,121,82,16,12,15,41,6,10,76,48,5,3,21,42,41,50,5,17,18,64,86,54,17,6,43,62,56,84,116,108,38,26,58,63,20,87,105,37,2,2,121,121,38,25,44,33,24,46,3,16,27,74,121,55,9,4]","2024-08-11","animal"
4,"[6,4,3,7,80,122,62,19,2,0,0,0,32,60,10,19,4,0,0,0,0,10,69,66,0,0,0,0,8,58,49,5,5,31,59,67,122,37,1,2,50,1,0,16,99,48,3,27,122,38,6,7,11,31,87,122,9,8,6,23,122,122,69,21,0,11,31,55,28,0,0,0,61,4,0,37,43,2,0,15,122,122,55,32,6,1,0,12,5,22,52,122,122,9,2,0,2,0,0,5,28,20,2,2,19,3,0,2,12,12,3,16,25,18,34,35,5,4,1,13,21,2,22,51,9,20,57,59]","1970-01-31","animal"
5,"[6,2,19,22,22,81,31,12,72,15,12,10,3,6,1,37,30,17,4,2,9,4,2,21,1,0,1,3,11,9,5,2,7,11,17,61,127,127,28,13,49,36,26,45,28,17,4,16,111,46,11,2,7,25,40,89,2,0,8,31,63,60,28,12,0,18,82,127,50,1,0,0,94,28,11,88,15,0,0,4,127,127,34,23,25,18,18,69,6,16,26,90,127,42,12,8,0,3,46,29,0,0,0,0,22,35,15,12,0,0,0,0,46,127,83,17,1,0,0,0,0,14,67,115,45,0,0,0]","2025-04-02","building"
6,"[19,35,5,6,40,23,18,4,21,109,120,23,5,12,24,5,0,5,87,108,47,14,32,8,0,0,0,27,36,30,43,0,29,12,10,15,6,7,17,12,34,9,14,65,20,23,28,14,120,34,14,14,9,34,120,120,7,6,7,27,56,120,120,23,9,5,4,7,2,6,46,13,29,5,5,32,12,20,99,19,120,120,107,38,13,7,24,36,6,24,120,120,55,26,4,3,5,1,0,0,1,5,19,18,2,2,0,1,18,12,30,7,0,5,33,29,66,50,26,2,0,0,49,45,12,28,10,0]","2007-06-29","animal"
7,"[28,28,28,27,13,5,4,12,4,8,29,118,69,19,21,7,3,0,0,14,14,10,105,60,0,0,0,0,11,69,76,9,5,2,18,59,17,6,1,5,42,9,16,75,31,21,17,13,118,44,18,16,17,30,78,118,4,4,8,61,118,110,54,25,10,6,21,54,5,5,6,5,38,17,11,31,6,24,64,15,115,118,117,61,13,13,22,25,2,11,66,118,87,25,10,2,10,11,3,2,9,28,4,5,21,18,35,17,6,10,4,30,20,2,13,13,7,30,71,118,0,0,3,12,50,103,44,5]","1970-09-10","building"
8,"[41,38,21,17,42,71,60,50,11,1,2,11,109,115,8,4,27,8,5,22,11,9,8,14,20,10,4,33,12,7,4,1,18,115,95,42,17,1,0,0,19,6,46,115,91,16,0,7,66,7,4,15,12,32,91,109,12,3,1,8,21,115,96,17,1,51,78,14,0,0,0,0,50,40,62,53,0,0,0,3,115,115,40,12,6,13,25,65,7,30,51,65,110,92,25,9,0,1,13,0,0,0,0,0,4,22,11,1,0,0,0,0,13,115,48,1,0,0,0,0,0,36,102,63,11,0,0,0]","2007-10-26","person"
9,"[0,0,0,0,0,2,6,4,0,0,0,0,0,1,44,57,0,0,0,0,0,15,125,52,0,0,0,0,6,57,44,2,23,1,0,0,0,6,20,23,125,30,5,2,1,3,73,125,16,10,11,46,61,97,125,93,0,0,0,31,111,96,21,0,20,6,0,0,9,114,63,5,125,125,83,8,2,26,5,23,14,56,125,125,37,10,7,10,11,2,17,87,42,5,8,19,0,0,7,32,56,91,8,0,1,17,17,3,14,71,15,5,7,9,35,10,2,5,24,39,14,16,4,9,22,6,13,11]","1971-02-02","building"

Use the input function (opens new window) to import data:

// batch insert using input function
try (PreparedStatement ps = conn.prepareStatement(
    "INSERT INTO default.myscale_categorical_search SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4 FROM input('col1 UInt32, col2 String, col3 String, col4 String')")) {
    // the column definition will be parsed so the driver knows there are 4 parameters: col1, col2, col3 and col4
    ps.setInt(1, 1); // col1
    ps.setObject(2, "[0,0,0,1,8,7,3,2,5,0,0,3,5,7,11,31,13,0,0,0,0,29,106,107,13,0,0,0,1,61,70,42,0,0,0,0,1,23,28,16,63,4,0,0,0,6,83,81,117,86,25,15,17,50,84,117,31,23,18,35,97,117,49,24,68,27,0,0,0,4,29,71,81,47,13,10,32,87,117,117,45,76,40,22,60,70,41,9,7,21,29,39,53,21,4,1,55,72,3,0,0,0,0,9,65,117,73,37,28,23,17,34,11,11,27,61,64,25,4,0,42,13,1,1,1,14,10,6]"); // col2
    ps.setString(3, "2030-09-26"); // col3
    ps.setString(4, "person"); // col4
    ps.addBatch(); // parameters will be write into buffered stream immediately in binary format
    ...
    ps.executeBatch(); // stream everything on-hand into database
}

Use INSERT with ?:

try (PreparedStatement ps = conn.prepareStatement("INSERT INTO default.myscale_categorical_search VALUES (?,?,?,?)")) {
    // the column definition will be parsed so the driver knows there are 4 parameters, which are names of columns in default.myscale_categorical_search table
    ps.setInt(1, 1); // id
    ps.setString(2, "[0,0,0,1,8,7,3,2,5,0,0,3,5,7,11,31,13,0,0,0,0,29,106,107,13,0,0,0,1,61,70,42,0,0,0,0,1,23,28,16,63,4,0,0,0,6,83,81,117,86,25,15,17,50,84,117,31,23,18,35,97,117,49,24,68,27,0,0,0,4,29,71,81,47,13,10,32,87,117,117,45,76,40,22,60,70,41,9,7,21,29,39,53,21,4,1,55,72,3,0,0,0,0,9,65,117,73,37,28,23,17,34,11,11,27,61,64,25,4,0,42,13,1,1,1,14,10,6]"); // data
    ps.setString(3, "2030-09-26"); // date
    ps.setString(4, "person"); // label
    ps.addBatch(); // parameters will be write into buffered stream immediately in binary format
    ...
    ps.executeBatch(); // stream everything on-hand into database
}

Use INSERT INTO ... VALUES:

String insert = "INSERT INTO default.myscale_categorical_search VALUES";
for (int i=1; i <= 10; i++) {
    List<Integer> list = Collections.nCopies(128, i);
    String value = " (" + i + ", " + list + ", '2030-09-26', 'person')";
    insert += value;
}
stmt.execute(insert);

Create a vector search index:

stmt.execute("ALTER TABLE default.myscale_categorical_search ADD VECTOR INDEX categorical_vector_idx data TYPE MSTG");

Search for vectors and release the result set:

ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT id, date, label, data,"
+ "distance(data, [3.0,9,45,22,28,11,4,3,77,10,4,1,1,4,3,11,23,0,"
+ "0,0,26,49,6,7,5,3,3,1,11,50,8,9,11,7,15,21,12,17,21,25,121,12,4,7,4,7,4,"
+ "41,28,2,0,1,10,42,22,20,1,1,4,9,31,79,16,3,23,4,6,26,31,121,87,40,121,82,"
+ "16,12,15,41,6,10,76,48,5,3,21,42,41,50,5,17,18,64,86,54,17,6,43,62,56,84,"
+ "116,108,38,26,58,63,20,87,105,37,2,2,121,121,38,25,44,33,24,46,3,16,27,74,"
+ "121,55,9,4]) AS dist "
+ "FROM default.myscale_categorical_search ORDER BY dist LIMIT 10");
while(rs.next())
{
    // Array can also be get via getString().
    Array array = rs.getArray(4);
    float[] objects = (float[]) array.getArray();
    String arrayStr = "[";
    for (int i = 0; i < objects.length; i++)
    {
        if (i > 0 )
            arrayStr += ",";
        arrayStr += objects[i];
    }
    arrayStr += "]";
    System.out.println(rs.getInt(1) + ", " + rs.getString(2) + ", " + rs.getString(3) + ", " + arrayStr + ", " + rs.getFloat(5));
}
rs.close();

Output:

3, "2024-08-11", "animal", "[3,9,45,22,28,11,4,3,77,10,4,1,1,4,3,11,23,0,0,0,26,49,6,7,5,3,3,1,11,50,8,9,11,7,15,21,12,17,21,25,121,12,4,7,4,7,4,41,28,2,0,1,10,42,22,20,1,1,4,9,31,79,16,3,23,4,6,26,31,121,87,40,121,82,16,12,15,41,6,10,76,48,5,3,21,42,41,50,5,17,18,64,86,54,17,6,43,62,56,84,116,108,38,26,58,63,20,87,105,37,2,2,121,121,38,25,44,33,24,46,3,16,27,74,121,55,9,4]", 0
5, "2025-04-02", "building", "[6,2,19,22,22,81,31,12,72,15,12,10,3,6,1,37,30,17,4,2,9,4,2,21,1,0,1,3,11,9,5,2,7,11,17,61,127,127,28,13,49,36,26,45,28,17,4,16,111,46,11,2,7,25,40,89,2,0,8,31,63,60,28,12,0,18,82,127,50,1,0,0,94,28,11,88,15,0,0,4,127,127,34,23,25,18,18,69,6,16,26,90,127,42,12,8,0,3,46,29,0,0,0,0,22,35,15,12,0,0,0,0,46,127,83,17,1,0,0,0,0,14,67,115,45,0,0,0]", 211995
9, "1971-02-02", "building", "[0,0,0,0,0,2,6,4,0,0,0,0,0,1,44,57,0,0,0,0,0,15,125,52,0,0,0,0,6,57,44,2,23,1,0,0,0,6,20,23,125,30,5,2,1,3,73,125,16,10,11,46,61,97,125,93,0,0,0,31,111,96,21,0,20,6,0,0,9,114,63,5,125,125,83,8,2,26,5,23,14,56,125,125,37,10,7,10,11,2,17,87,42,5,8,19,0,0,7,32,56,91,8,0,1,17,17,3,14,71,15,5,7,9,35,10,2,5,24,39,14,16,4,9,22,6,13,11]", 214219
2, "1975-10-07", "animal", "[0,0,0,0,0,0,4,1,15,0,0,0,0,0,10,49,27,0,0,0,0,29,113,114,9,0,0,0,3,69,71,42,14,0,0,0,0,1,56,79,63,2,0,0,0,38,118,77,118,60,8,8,18,48,59,104,27,16,7,13,80,118,34,21,118,47,4,0,0,1,32,99,61,40,31,57,46,118,118,61,80,64,16,21,20,33,23,27,6,22,16,14,51,33,0,0,76,40,8,0,2,14,42,94,19,42,57,67,23,34,22,10,9,52,15,21,5,1,3,3,1,38,12,5,18,1,0,0]", 247505
0, "2030-09-26", "person", "[0,0,0,1,8,7,3,2,5,0,0,3,5,7,11,31,13,0,0,0,0,29,106,107,13,0,0,0,1,61,70,42,0,0,0,0,1,23,28,16,63,4,0,0,0,6,83,81,117,86,25,15,17,50,84,117,31,23,18,35,97,117,49,24,68,27,0,0,0,4,29,71,81,47,13,10,32,87,117,117,45,76,40,22,60,70,41,9,7,21,29,39,53,21,4,1,55,72,3,0,0,0,0,9,65,117,73,37,28,23,17,34,11,11,27,61,64,25,4,0,42,13,1,1,1,14,10,6]", 252941
1, "1996-06-22", "building", "[65,35,8,0,0,0,1,63,48,27,31,19,16,34,96,114,3,1,8,21,27,43,57,21,11,8,37,8,0,0,1,23,101,104,11,0,0,0,0,29,83,114,114,77,23,14,18,52,28,8,46,75,39,24,59,60,2,0,18,10,20,52,52,16,12,28,4,0,0,3,5,8,102,79,58,3,0,0,0,11,114,112,78,50,17,14,45,104,19,31,53,114,73,44,34,26,3,2,0,0,0,1,8,9,34,20,0,0,0,0,1,23,30,75,87,36,0,0,0,2,0,17,66,73,3,0,0,0]", 255835
7, "1970-09-10", "building", "[28,28,28,27,13,5,4,12,4,8,29,118,69,19,21,7,3,0,0,14,14,10,105,60,0,0,0,0,11,69,76,9,5,2,18,59,17,6,1,5,42,9,16,75,31,21,17,13,118,44,18,16,17,30,78,118,4,4,8,61,118,110,54,25,10,6,21,54,5,5,6,5,38,17,11,31,6,24,64,15,115,118,117,61,13,13,22,25,2,11,66,118,87,25,10,2,10,11,3,2,9,28,4,5,21,18,35,17,6,10,4,30,20,2,13,13,7,30,71,118,0,0,3,12,50,103,44,5]", 266691
4, "1970-01-31", "animal", "[6,4,3,7,80,122,62,19,2,0,0,0,32,60,10,19,4,0,0,0,0,10,69,66,0,0,0,0,8,58,49,5,5,31,59,67,122,37,1,2,50,1,0,16,99,48,3,27,122,38,6,7,11,31,87,122,9,8,6,23,122,122,69,21,0,11,31,55,28,0,0,0,61,4,0,37,43,2,0,15,122,122,55,32,6,1,0,12,5,22,52,122,122,9,2,0,2,0,0,5,28,20,2,2,19,3,0,2,12,12,3,16,25,18,34,35,5,4,1,13,21,2,22,51,9,20,57,59]", 276685
8, "2007-10-26","person", "[41,38,21,17,42,71,60,50,11,1,2,11,109,115,8,4,27,8,5,22,11,9,8,14,20,10,4,33,12,7,4,1,18,115,95,42,17,1,0,0,19,6,46,115,91,16,0,7,66,7,4,15,12,32,91,109,12,3,1,8,21,115,96,17,1,51,78,14,0,0,0,0,50,40,62,53,0,0,0,3,115,115,40,12,6,13,25,65,7,30,51,65,110,92,25,9,0,1,13,0,0,0,0,0,4,22,11,1,0,0,0,0,13,115,48,1,0,0,0,0,0,36,102,63,11,0,0,0]", 284773
6, "2007-06-29", "animal", "[19,35,5,6,40,23,18,4,21,109,120,23,5,12,24,5,0,5,87,108,47,14,32,8,0,0,0,27,36,30,43,0,29,12,10,15,6,7,17,12,34,9,14,65,20,23,28,14,120,34,14,14,9,34,120,120,7,6,7,27,56,120,120,23,9,5,4,7,2,6,46,13,29,5,5,32,12,20,99,19,120,120,107,38,13,7,24,36,6,24,120,120,55,26,4,3,5,1,0,0,1,5,19,18,2,2,0,1,18,12,30,7,0,5,33,29,66,50,26,2,0,0,49,45,12,28,10,0]", 298423

At last, close the connection:

conn.close();
Last Updated: Sat Apr 13 2024 10:45:55 GMT+0000