# get_field¶

## Description¶

Given an object, and a computed string value as key (which can be a column value or some string concatenation, for example), look up whether that key exists in that object. If so, return the corresponding value. If the key doesn’t exist, return null.

This looks up a single key only. A period in the key value, for example as in foo.element1, is simply another character in the key. If you need to look up foo[bar][baz], where both bar and baz are computed values or column values, then chain multiple calls to get_field().

If you know the exact key name you want to look up, it is more efficient to use regular dot-path syntax: myobj.field is more efficient than get_field(myobj, 'field').

any

## Domain¶

This is a scalar function (calculates a single output value for a single input row.)

## Usage¶

get_field( object, field )


Argument

Type

Required

Multiple

object

object

Required

Only one

field

string

Required

Only one

## Examples¶

make_col somekey:strcat("bar")
make_col someobj:make_object("foo":1, "bar":2)
make_col final:int64(get_field(someobj, somekey))
drop_col somekey, someobj


Make a new column final that contains the value 2. It does this by constructing an object in a temporary column someobj and a key in a temporary column somekey and then looking up the value of that key in the object. Because object lookup returns variant, the value is cast to an int64.

make_col final:object(get_field(get_field(data_obj, data_key), strcat(data_key, "_inner")))


Make a new column final that contains the value of the field determined by the column data_key, further indexed by that same key with the string "_inner" added. Given the following input value, and the value data in the column named data_key, you will get the output value below.

Input:

data_key: "data",
data_obj:{
"some_key": 1234,
"data": {
"data_inner":{
"very": "recursive"
},
"score": 3.14
},
"value": "snrk"
}


Output:

{
"very": "recursive"
}