This section contains reference documentation for the JSONPATHSTRING function.

Extracts the String value from jsonField based on 'jsonPath', use optional defaultValuefor null or parsing error. This function can only be used in an ingestion transformation function.


JSONPATHSTRING(jsonField, 'jsonPath', [defaultValue])



An Identifier/Expression contains JSON documents.


Follows JsonPath Syntax to read values from JSON documents.

'jsonPath'` is a literal. Pinot uses single quotes to distinguish them from identifiers.

Usage Examples

The usage examples are based on extracting fields from the following JSON document:

  "data": {
    "name": "Pete",
    "age": 24,
    "subjects": [
        "name": "maths",
        "homework_grades": [80, 85, 90, 95, 100],
        "grade": "A",
        "score": 90
        "name": "english",
        "homework_grades": [60, 65, 70, 85, 90],
        "grade": "B",
        "score": 70

JSONPATHSTRING(data, '$.age')


This function can be used in the table config to extract the age property into the age column, as described below:

               "transformFunction":"JSONPATHSTRING(data, '$.age')"

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