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StaticInvoke Non-SQL Expression

StaticInvoke is an expression with no SQL representation that represents a static method call in Scala or Java.

StaticInvoke supports Java code generation to evaluate itself.

StaticInvoke is <> when:

  • ScalaReflection is requested for the deserializer or serializer for a Scala type

  • RowEncoder is requested for deserializerFor or serializer for a Scala type

  • JavaTypeInference is requested for deserializerFor or serializerFor

import org.apache.spark.sql.types.StructType
val schema = new StructType()
  .add($"id".long.copy(nullable = false))
  .add($"name".string.copy(nullable = false))

import org.apache.spark.sql.catalyst.encoders.RowEncoder
val encoder = RowEncoder(schema)
scala> println(encoder.serializer(0).numberedTreeString)
00 validateexternaltype(getexternalrowfield(assertnotnull(input[0, org.apache.spark.sql.Row, true]), 0, id), LongType) AS id#1640L
01 +- validateexternaltype(getexternalrowfield(assertnotnull(input[0, org.apache.spark.sql.Row, true]), 0, id), LongType)
02    +- getexternalrowfield(assertnotnull(input[0, org.apache.spark.sql.Row, true]), 0, id)
03       +- assertnotnull(input[0, org.apache.spark.sql.Row, true])
04          +- input[0, org.apache.spark.sql.Row, true]

NOTE: StaticInvoke is similar to CallMethodViaReflection expression.

Creating Instance

StaticInvoke takes the following when created:

  • [[staticObject]] Target object of the static call
  • [[dataType]] Data type of the return value of the <>
  • [[functionName]] Name of the method to call on the <>
  • [[arguments]] Optional Expression.md[expressions] to pass as input arguments to the <>
  • [[propagateNull]] Flag to control whether to propagate nulls or not (enabled by default). If any of the arguments is null, null is returned instead of calling the <>
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