Selecting Flat Data

A very simple query against the donuts.json file returns the values for the five "flat" columns (the columns that contain data at the top level only: no nested data):

0: jdbc:drill:zk=local> select id, type, name, ppu
from dfs.`/Users/brumsby/drill/donuts.json`;
+-------+--------+----------------+-------+
|  id   |  type  |      name      |  ppu  |
+-------+--------+----------------+-------+
| 0001  | donut  | Cake           | 0.55  |
| 0002  | donut  | Raised         | 0.69  |
| 0003  | donut  | Old Fashioned  | 0.55  |
| 0004  | donut  | Filled         | 0.69  |
| 0005  | donut  | Apple Fritter  | 1.0   |
+-------+--------+----------------+-------+
5 rows selected (0.18 seconds)

Note that dfs is the schema name, the path to the file is enclosed by backticks, and the query must end with a semicolon.