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Client Overview

Last updated: 2020-05-28 16:41:32

    ClickHouse provides two types of client APIs over HTTP and TCP protocols respectively.

    Over HTTP

    HTTP is mainly used to support simple lightweight operations and suitable in cross-platform and cross-programming language scenarios. The clickhouse-server process on the EMR cluster can start the HTTP service at port 8123 to send simple GET requests in order to check whether the service is normal.

    $ curl

    You can also send requests through query parameters. For example, the following sample code is to query data in the account table in testdb:

    $ wget -q -O- ' * from testdb.account'
    1       GHua    WuHan Hubei     1990
    2       SLiu    ShenZhen Guangzhou      1991
    3       JPong   Chengdu Sichuan 1992

    For other methods, please see HTTP Interface.

    Over TCP

    TCP is used mainly on clickhouse-client. You can enter the clickhouse-client command in the EMR cluster to get information such as the version information, address of the connected clickhouse-server, and database used by default. You can run quit, exit, or q to exit.

    $ clickhouse-client
    ClickHouse client version
    Connecting to localhost:9000 as user default.
    Connected to ClickHouse server version 19.16.12 revision 54427.

    Key parameters used by clickhouse-client:

    • -C --config-file: configuration file used by client.
    • -h --host: IP address of clickhouse-server.
    • --port: port address of clickhouse-server.
    • -u --user: username.
    • --password: password.
    • -d --database: database name.
    • -V --version: displays client version.
    • -E --vertical: displays query results in vertical format.
    • -q --query: passed-in SQL statement in non-interactive mode.
    • -t --time: displays execution time in non-interactive mode.
    • --log-level: client log level.
    • --send_logs_level: level of log data returned by server.
    • --server_logs_file: server log storage path.

    For other parameters, please see Command-line Client.

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