Gorm: Batch insert into ClickHouse with Array columns


I would like to batch-insert data into our ClickHouse database. Using gorm, I can easily use

type audit struct{
 field1 string `json:"field1"`,
 field2 string `json:"field2"`, 

chDB.Table(tableName).CreateInBatches(audits, 5)

However, if the audit contains an array field as below, the data of other fields will still be saved in the database. Only the field with array (field1 as below) will not be saved.

type audit struct{
 field1 []string `json:"field1"`,
 field2 string   `json:"field2"`, 

chDB.Table(tableName).CreateInBatches(audits, 5)

Error:[error] unsupported data type: &[]

Only if I prepare a statement and save data then it works. However, in that case, it’s not batch-insert anymore

sqlDB, err := db.DB()
tx, err := sqlDB.Begin()
stmt, err := tx.PrepareContext(ctx, `insert into audit_table (field1, field2) values (?, ?)`)
_, err = stmt.ExecContext(ctx, clickhouse.Array(audit.field1), audit.field2)
err = tx.Commit()

Can someone help me with this? How to batch-insert array-data into ClickHouse columns?


You may need clickhouse.Array Type to insert in clickhouse.Array column

type audit struct{
 field1 clickhouse.Array `json:"field1"`,
 field2 string           `json:"field2"`, 

audits := audit{
  field1: clickhouse.Array([]string{"one", "three"}),
  field2: "two"

chDB.Table(tableName).CreateInBatches(audits, 5)

Answered By – Chandan

Answer Checked By – Pedro (GoLangFix Volunteer)

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