Type Conversion Functions

The functions on this page are used to convert data from one type to another in the GSQL query language.

parse_json_array()

Syntax

parse_json_array( str )

Description

Converts a string into a JSON array.The string must be properly formatted, or the function will generate a run-time error.To be properly formatted, besides having the proper nesting and matching of curly braces { } and brackets [ ], each value field must be one of the following:

  • a string

  • a number

  • a boolean

  • a JSONOBJECT - Each key of a key-value pair must be a string in double quotes.

  • a JSON array

Return type

JSONARRAY

Parameters

Parameter Description Data type

str

The string to be converted into a JSON array.

STRING

Example

parse_json_array("[123]") -> [123]

parse_json_object()

Syntax

parse_json_object( str )

Description

Converts a string into a JSON object.The string must be properly formatted, or the function will generate a run-time error.To be properly formatted, besides having the proper nesting and matching of curly braces { } and brackets [ ], each value field must be one of the following:

  • a string

  • a number

  • a boolean

  • a JSONOBJECT - Each key of a key-value pair must be a string in double quotes, and the quotes need to be escaped with a backlash-escape \. However, if you are supplying the string in GraphStudio as a parameter, you do not need the backlash-escape since string values are not enclosed in double quotes.

  • a JSON array

Return type

JSONOBJECT

Parameters

Parameter Description Data type

str

The string to be converted into a JSON object.

STRING

Example

parse_json_object("{\"abc\":123}")  -> {"abc": 123}

str_to_int ()

Syntax

str_to_int (str)

Description

Converts a string to an integer.

Return type

INT

Parameters

Parameter Description Data type

str

The string that contains an integer to convert to an integer

STRING

to_datetime ()

Syntax

to_datetime ( str )

Description

Converts a string value into a DATETIME value.

Return type

DATETIME

Parameters

Parameter Description Data type

str

A string value

STRING

Example

to_datetime("2020-01-02 01:02:03") -> 2020-01-02 01:02:03

to_string()

Syntax

to_string(num)

Description

Converts a number to a string.

Return type

STRING

Parameters

Parameter Description Data type

num

The number to turn into a string

Number