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Example Tasks for Transformation Scripts

These example scripts can help you address issues in, and apply standards to, your data.

Unless otherwise noted, these examples assume that all existing columns are string type. If your column is another type, such as array<string>, you can use data type conversion functions to convert to a string type.

Tip: Tamr recommends that you minimize type conversions by completing them once at the start of transformations.

The code blocks below demonstrate transformations in Tamr Core, but are presented in this guide with SQL syntax highlighting.

Cleanse accents, whitespace, or delimiters

//Replace GERMAN-STYLE Diacritic characters in givenName
SELECT *, 
  replace_all(givenName ,'ä', 'ae') AS tamr_givenName;
//Strip out accents
SELECT *, 
  strip_accents(givenName) AS tamr_givenName;
//Clean lone pipe delimiter with possible whitespaces in tamr_addressLines
SELECT *, 
  replace_all(
    tamr_addressLines,
    '^\\s*\\|\\s*$', 
    ''
  ) AS tamr_addressLines;

Cleanse and concatenate fields

Scripts like these can be useful for combining addresses or names.

/* Concatenate givenName and familyName, remove whitespace, 
and accommodate null values */
SELECT *, 
  concat(
    coalesce(trim(givenName),''), 
    ' ', 
    coalesce(trim(familyName),'')
  ) AS tamr_fullName;

The following example provides a simpler alternative to the example above:

//Concatenate First Name and Last Name to Full Name
SELECT *,
  concat(
    "First Name", 
    ' ',  
    "Last Name"
  ) AS “tamr_Full_Name”;
//Concatenate addressLine1 and addressLine2 to tamr_addressLines 
SELECT *, 
  concat(
    addressLine1, 
    '|', 
    addressLine2
  ) AS tamr_addressLines;

Validate, clean, and manipulate email addresses

//Remove invalid emails
SELECT *,
  CASE
  WHEN valid_email(customer_email) THEN customer_email
  END AS tamr_customer_email;

In the following example, customer_emails is an array<string> type:

//Remove invalid emails from an array 
SELECT *, 
  filter(valid_email, customer_emails) AS tamr_customer_email;

In the following example, customer_emails is an array<string> type and the "custom definition" of an invalid email is a format that contains an '@' and does not contain the words 'noreply', 'dummy', or 'fake', case-insensitive:

//Remove invalid emails from an array with a custom definition of invalid
SELECT *, 
  filter(
    lambda a_email: 
      matches('.*@.*', a_email) AND NOT
        matches('.*(?i)(noreply|dummy|fake).*', a_email),
    customer_emails
  ) AS tamr_customer_emails;
//Extract local and domain from email address to separate attributes
SELECT *,
  extract(
    customer_email, 
    '^(.+)\\@.*',1
  ) AS tamr_customer_email_local,
  extract(
    customer_email, 
    '.*\\@(.+)$',1
  ) AS tamr_customer_email_domain;
//Extract emails from a description attribute
SELECT *, extract_all(to_string(Description), '([\\w\\.-]+\\@[\\w\\.-]+)') as Email;

Validate and cleanse telephone numbers

//Split an array field where the strings contain a list of entries
SELECT *, 
  split("customer_phone", ',') AS "tamr_customer_phone";

In the following example, customer_phones is an array<string> type:

//Remove any non-digit characters from telephone number
SELECT *,
  map(
    lambda x: replace_all(x, '[^0-9]+', ''), 
    customer_phones
  ) AS tamr_customer_phones;
/* Remove junk repeated digits from telephone number
array<string> attribute customer_phones */
SELECT *, 
  map(
    lambda x: 
      replace_all(
        x, 
        '^(0+|1+|2+|3+|4+|5+|6+|7+|8+|9+)$', 
        ''
      ), 
    customer_phones
  ) AS tamr_customer_phones;

Increase uniformity or extract key fields

/* Using case expressions to map from shorthand variants 
to long form for colours in description */
SELECT *, 
  CASE 
  WHEN matches(
    '(?i).*(Lime(\\s)?Green|GRN).*', 
    product_description
  ) THEN 'Green'
  WHEN matches(
    '(?i).*(Banana(\\s)?Yellow|YLW).*', 
    product_description
  ) THEN 'Yellow'
  WHEN matches(
    '(?i).*(Plum(\\s)?Purple|PPL).*', 
    product_description
  ) THEN 'Purple'
  ELSE '' 
END AS tamr_colour;

Remove records from the unified dataset

//Filter out records where a field is empty
FILTER "Supplier Name" IS NOT EMPTY;

Create a desired cluster name

/* Generating a cluster ID column that takes parent name 
(if present) otherwise takes supplier name */
SELECT *, 
CASE
  WHEN "parent_name" IS NOT EMPTY THEN "parent_name"
  WHEN "parent_name" IS EMPTY THEN "supplier_name"
END AS tamr_cluster_name;

Split a string to an array and remove any empty values

//Split string to array<string>, trim whitespaces and remove any empty elements
SELECT *, split(get(Alias, 0), ',') as Alias;
SELECT *, MAP(Lambda x: trim(x), Alias) as Alias;
SELECT *, FILTER(is_not_empty, Alias) as Alias;

Concatenate values from multiple array[string] columns into a single array, removing null/empty values

// Concatenate values from multiple array<string> columns (NameX) into a single array, removing null/empty values
// similar to just array.concat, but this will return the non-null values even if some inputs are null
// in array.concat, null is returned if any of the inputs are null
SELECT *,
array.concat(...array.non_empties(array(Name1, Name2, Name3, Name4))) AS All_Names;

// version that keeps only distinct values
SELECT *,
array.distinct(array.concat(...array.non_empties(array(Name1, Name2, Name3, Name4)))) AS All_Names;

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