function cdb_advancedQuery(pInputA)


This function searches the specified table using a specified logic and returns records that matches that query


  • pTable (String) - The table name or table ID of the table to be queried.
  • pQueryA (Array) - An array defining the queries
    • [query 1] (Array) - Key name is an arbitrary user-defined name for a query.
      • ["key"] (String)- Contains the table key to be queried
      • ["value"] (String)- Contains the value with which to query
      • ["operator"] (String)- Contains the operator with which to query. (See operators).
    • *[query N] (Array) - The nth query. Repeat query 1's sublevel structure.
  • plogicMap (String) - Defines the Logic Map used for the total query. This contains the names of the queries with AND/OR between them. Parentheses can be used to specify order of operations.
  • pTarget (String) - place to query records, either "cloud" or "local"
  • pResultFormat (String) - specifies the output format when returning matched records.
    • "recordList" - results are line-delimited lists of record IDs (default).
    • "recordData" - results are arrays populated with the full record data of each result.

*optional parameter.

Note: To query all the records containing a specific value in ANY keys, use "*" as value of the key "key".

AdvancedQuery input diagram


  • (String) - If pResultFormat is "recordList" or if no such key is provided:
    • Output is a line-delimited list of the recordIDs that match the query.
  • (Array) - If pResultFormat is "recordData":
    • Output is an array where each key is a recordID of a record in the specified table that matches the query, with subkeys defined by the schema.

Additional Requirements

This API call requires internet access to query data on the cloud.


# We want to find all clients that have first name "John" 
# and a last name that starts with "s" or "t"

local tQueryA, tLogicMap

//first query
put "firstName" into tQueryA["fname"]["key"]
put "=" into tQueryA["fname"]["operator"]
put "John" into tQueryA["fname"]["value"]

//second query
put "lastName" into tQueryA["last_s"]["key"]
put "begins with" into tQueryA["last_s"]["operator"]
put "s" into tQueryA["last_s"]["value"]

//third query
put "lastName" into tQueryA["last_t"]["key"]
put "begins with" into tQueryA["last_t"]["operator"]
put "t" into tQueryA["last_t"]["value"]

//logic map
put "fname and (last_s or last_t)" into tLogicMap

put cdb_BatchQuery("clients",tQueryA,tLogicMap,"cloud","recordList")

# outputs: 12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab  
#         87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab

#This is a line delimited list containing all record IDs with first name "John"
# and last name beginning with "s" or "t"