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JDBC Catalog

Doris JDBC Catalog supports connecting to different databases that support the JDBC protocol through the standard JDBC interface. This document introduces the general configuration and usage of JDBC Catalog.

Supported databases​

Doris JDBC Catalog supports connecting to the following databases:

SQL Server


Basic properties​

typeFixed to jdbc
userData source user name
passwordData source password
jdbc_urlData source connection URL
driver_urlPath to the data source JDBC driver
driver_classThe class name of the data source JDBC driver

Optional properties​

ParametersDefault valueDescription
lower_case_table_names"false"Whether to synchronize the library name and table name of jdbc external data source in lowercase
only_specified_database"false"Whether to synchronize only the Database of the data source specified in the JDBC URL (Database here is the Database level mapped to Doris)
include_database_list""When only_specified_database=true, specify to synchronize multiple Databases, separated by ','. Database names are case-sensitive.
exclude_database_list""When only_specified_database=true, specify multiple Databases that do not need to be synchronized, separated by ','. Database names are case-sensitive.

Connection pool properties​

ParameterDefault valueDescription
connection_pool_min_size1Defines the minimum number of connections in the connection pool, which is used to initialize the connection pool and ensure that at least this number of connections are active when the keep-alive mechanism is enabled.
connection_pool_max_size10Defines the maximum number of connections in the connection pool. Each FE or BE node corresponding to each Catalog can hold up to this number of connections.
connection_pool_max_wait_time5000Defines the maximum number of milliseconds the client will wait for a connection if there is no available connection in the connection pool.
connection_pool_max_life_time1800000Set the maximum time (in milliseconds) that a connection remains active in the connection pool. Timed out connections will be recycled. At the same time, half of this value will serve as the minimum eviction idle time of the connection pool, and connections that reach this time will become eviction candidates.
connection_pool_keep_alivefalseOnly valid on BE nodes, used to decide whether to keep connections that have reached the minimum eviction idle time but have not reached the maximum lifetime active. Turned off by default to reduce unnecessary resource usage.

Property Notes​

Driver package path and security​

driver_url can be specified in the following three ways:

  1. File name. Such as mysql-connector-j-8.3.0.jar. The Jar package needs to be pre-stored in jdbc_drivers/ under the FE and BE deployment directories. Under contents. The system will automatically search in this directory. The location of this directory can also be modified by the jdbc_drivers_dir configuration in fe.conf and be.conf.

  2. Local absolute path. Such as file:///path/to/mysql-connector-j-8.3.0.jar. Jar packages need to be stored in the paths specified by all FE/BE nodes in advance.

  3. HTTP address. For example: The system will download the Driver file from this Http address. Only HTTP services without authentication are supported.

Driver package security

In order to prevent the use of a Driver Jar package with an unallowed path when creating the Catalog, Doris will perform path management and checksum checking on the Jar package.

  1. For the above method 1, the jdbc_drivers_dir configured by the Doris default user and all Jar packages in its directory are safe and will not be path checked.

  2. For the above methods 2 and 3, Doris will check the source of the Jar package. The checking rules are as follows:

    • Control the allowed driver package paths through the FE configuration item jdbc_driver_secure_path. This configuration item can configure multiple paths, separated by semicolons. When this option is configured, Doris It will check whether the partial prefix of the path of driver_url in Catalog properties is in jdbc_driver_secure_path. If it is not in it, the creation will be refused. Catalog.
    • This parameter defaults to *, which means Jar packages of all paths are allowed.
    • If the configuration jdbc_driver_secure_path is empty, it also means that Jar packages of all paths are allowed.

    For example, configure jdbc_driver_secure_path = "file:///path/to/jdbc_drivers;http://path/to/jdbc_drivers":

    Then only driver package paths starting with file:///path/to/jdbc_drivers or http://path/to/jdbc_drivers are allowed.

  3. When creating a Catalog, you can specify the checksum of the driver package through the checksum parameter. Doris will verify the driver package after loading the driver package. If the verification fails, the creation will be rejected. Catalog.


The above verification will only be performed when the catalog is created, and the already created catalog will not be verified again.

Lowercase name synchronization​

When lower_case_table_names is set to true, Doris is able to query non-lowercase databases and tables by maintaining a mapping of lowercase names to actual names on the remote system


  1. In versions before Doris 2.0.3, it is only valid for Oracle database. When querying, all library names and table names will be converted to uppercase before querying Oracle, for example:

    Oracle has the TEST table in the TEST space. When Doris creates the Catalog, set lower_case_table_names to true, then Doris can query the TEST table through select * from oracle_catalog.test.test, and Doris will automatically format test.test into TEST.TEST is sent to Oracle. It should be noted that this is the default behavior, which also means that lowercase table names in Oracle cannot be queried.

    For other databases, you still need to specify the real library name and table name when querying.

  2. In Doris 2.0.3 and later 2.0.x versions, it is valid for all databases. When querying, all library names and table names will be converted into real names and then queried. If you upgrade from an old version To 2.0.3, Refresh <catalog_name> is required to take effect.

    However, if the database or table names differ only in case, such as Doris and doris, Doris cannot query them due to ambiguity.

  3. When the lower_case_table_names parameter of the FE parameter is set to 1 or 2, the lower_case_table_names parameter of the JDBC Catalog must be set to true. If the lower_case_table_names of the FE parameter is set to 0, the JDBC Catalog parameter can be true or false, defaulting to false. This ensures consistency and predictability in how Doris handles internal and external table configurations.

Specify synchronization database​

only_specified_database: Whether to synchronize only the Database of the data source specified in the JDBC URL. The default value is false, which means synchronizing all Databases in the JDBC URL.

include_database_list: Only effective when only_specified_database=true, specify the Schema of PostgreSQL that needs to be synchronized, separated by ','. Schema names are case-sensitive.

exclude_database_list: Only effective when only_specified_database=true, specify the Schema of PostgreSQL that does not need to be synchronized, separated by ','. Schema names are case-sensitive.

  • The Database mentioned in the above three parameters refers to the Database level in Doris, not the Database level of external data sources. For specific mapping relationships, please refer to each data source document.
  • When include_database_list and exclude_database_list have overlapping database configurations, exclude_database_list will take effect first.

Connection pool configuration​

In Doris, each FE and BE node maintains a connection pool, which avoids frequently opening and closing separate data source connections. Each connection in the connection pool can be used to establish a connection with the data source and execute queries. When the task is completed, these connections are returned to the pool for reuse, which not only improves performance, but also reduces the overhead of establishing connections and helps prevent the data source's connection limit from being reached.

The connection pool size can be adjusted to better suit your workload. Typically, the minimum number of connections in a connection pool should be set to 1 to ensure that at least one connection is active when the keepalive mechanism is enabled. The maximum number of connections in the connection pool should be set to a reasonable value to avoid too many connections occupying resources.

At the same time, in order to avoid accumulating too many unused connection pool caches on BE, you can specify the time interval for clearing the cache by setting the jdbc_connection_pool_cache_clear_time_sec parameter of BE. The default value is 28800 seconds (8 hours). After this interval, BE will forcefully clear all connection pool caches that have not been used for more than this time.


When using Doris JDBC Catalog to connect to external data sources, you need to be careful when updating database credentials. Doris maintains active connections through a connection pool to respond to queries quickly. However, after the credentials are changed, the connection pool may continue to use the old credentials to try to establish new connections and fail. Such erroneous attempts are repeated as the system attempts to maintain a certain number of active connections, and in some database systems, frequent failures may result in account lockout. It is recommended that when credentials must be changed, the Doris JDBC Catalog configuration is updated synchronously and the Doris cluster is restarted to ensure that all nodes use the latest credentials to prevent connection failures and potential account lockouts.

Account lockouts you may encounter are as follows:

MySQL: account is locked

Oracle: ORA-28000: the account is locked

SQL Server: Login is locked out

Insert transaction​

Doris' data is written to the JDBC Catalog in a batch manner. If the import is interrupted midway, the previously written data may need to be rolled back. Therefore, JDBC Catalog supports transactions when data is written. Transaction support needs to be set by setting session variable: enable_odbc_transcation.

set enable_odbc_transcation = true;

Transactions ensure the atomicity of JDBC Catalog data writing, but will reduce the performance of data writing to a certain extent. You can consider turning on this function as appropriate.


Here, MySQL is used as an example to show how to create a MySQL Catalog and query the data in it.

Create a Catalog named mysql:

"jdbc_url" = "jdbc:mysql://",
"driver_url" = "mysql-connector-j-8.3.0.jar",
"driver_class" = "com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver"

View all databases in this catalog by running SHOW DATABASES:


If you have a MySQL database named test, you can view the tables in that database by running SHOW TABLES:

SHOW TABLES FROM mysql.test;

Finally, you can access the table in the MySQL database:

SELECT * FROM mysql.test.table;

Statement transparent transmission​

Doris supports direct execution of DDL, DML statements and query statements of JDBC data sources through transparent transmission.

Transparent transmission of DDL and DML​

CALL EXECUTE_STMT("catalog_name", "raw_stmt_string");

The EXECUTE_STMT() procedure takes two parameters:

  • Catalog Name: Currently only JDBC type Catalog is supported.
  • Execution statements: Currently only DDL and DML statements are supported, and the syntax corresponding to the data source needs to be used directly.
CALL EXECUTE_STMT("jdbc_catalog", "insert into db1.tbl1 values(1,2), (3, 4)");

CALL EXECUTE_STMT("jdbc_catalog", "delete from db1.tbl1 where k1 = 2");

CALL EXECUTE_STMT("jdbc_catalog", "create table dbl1.tbl2 (k1 int)");

Transparent query​

"catalog" = "catalog_name",
"query" = "select * from db_name.table_name where condition"

The query table function takes two parameters:

  • catalog: Catalog name, which needs to be filled in according to the name of the Catalog.
  • query: The query statement that needs to be executed, and the syntax corresponding to the data source needs to be used directly.
select * from query("catalog" = "jdbc_catalog", "query" = "select * from db_name.table_name where condition");

Principles and Limitations​

Through the CALL EXECUTE_STMT() command, Doris will directly send the SQL statement written by the user to the JDBC data source corresponding to the Catalog for execution. Therefore, this operation has the following limitations:

  • The SQL statement must be the syntax corresponding to the data source. Doris will not perform syntax and semantic checks.
  • It is recommended that the table name referenced in the SQL statement be a fully qualified name, that is, in the format of db.tbl. If db is not specified, the db name specified in the JDBC URL of the JDBC Catalog is used.
  • SQL statements cannot reference library tables other than JDBC data sources, nor can they reference Doris library tables. However, you can reference library tables in the JDBC data source but not synchronized to the Doris JDBC Catalog.
  • When executing a DML statement, the number of rows inserted, updated, or deleted cannot be obtained, but only whether the command was successfully executed.
  • Only users with LOAD permissions on the Catalog can execute the CALL EXECUTE_STMT() command.
  • Only users with SELECT permissions on Catalog can execute the query() table function.
  • The supported data types of the data read by the query table function are consistent with the data types supported by the queried catalog type.