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URL functions

These functions apply to MonetDB SQL type: URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

A URL string has a specific syntax, see URL syntax for valid URL string patterns.

For the examples below we use following url_example string:
'https://me@www.monetdb.org:458/Doc/Abc.html?lang=nl&sort=asc#example' to create the shown results.

Note: You must include the sys. prefix for all these URL functions (see examples) in order to work properly from other schemas than sys.

Function Return type Description Example Result
sys.getanchor(url) clob extract the anchor part (after the #) from the url, may return null if no achor exists sys.getanchor(url_example) example
sys.getbasename(url) clob extract the base name part (after the / excluding the extension) from the path of the url, may return null sys.getbasename(url_example) Abc
sys.getcontext(url) clob extract the path context part of the url sys.getcontext(url_example) /Doc/Abc.html
sys.getdomain(url) clob extract the top-level domain part of the host part of the url, may return null sys.getdomain(url_example) org
sys.getextension(url) clob extract the file extension part of the url, may return null sys.getextension(url_example) html
sys.getfile(url) clob extract the last file part of the path of the url, may return null sys.getfile(url_example) Abc.html
sys.gethost(url) clob extract the host part of the url, may return null sys.gethost(url_example) www.monetdb.org
sys.getport(url) clob extract the port number part of the url, may return null sys.getport(url_example) 458
sys.getprotocol(url) clob extract the protocol or scheme part of the url sys.getprotocol(url_example) https
sys.getquery(url) clob extract the query part (after the ?) of the url, may return null sys.getquery(url_example) lang=nl&sort=asc
sys.getroboturl(url) clob extract the location of the robot control file of the url sys.getroboturl(url_example) https://me@www.monetdb.org:458/robots.txt
sys.getuser(url) clob extract the user part of the url, may return null sys.getuser(url_example) me
sys.isaurl(string) boolean checks whether a character string complies to the url syntax format sys.isaurl(url_example) true
sys.newurl(scheme, authority, path) url create a new url from three strings: scheme, authority or host and path sys.newurl('https', 'usr@www.a.com:123', 'docs/index.html') https://usr@www.a.com:123/docs/index.html
sys.newurl(scheme, host, int port, path) url create a new url from three strings and a port number as third argument sys.newurl('https', 'www.a.com', 5567, 'docs/index.html') https://www.a.com:5567/docs/index.html