preview

Return subset of data from DatabaseDatastore

Syntax

data = preview(dbds)

Description

example

data = preview(dbds) returns the first eight rows of data from the DatabaseDatastore object dbds without changing its current position.

Note

preview returns data as a table only. preview ignores database preference settings for data return formatting.

If there is no data to read from the query, preview throws an error.

Examples

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Create a database connection using a JDBC driver. To create this connection, you must configure a JDBC data source. For more information, see the configureJDBCDataSource function. Then, create a DatabaseDatastore object and preview the data stored in the object.

Create a database connection to the JDBC data source MSSQLServerJDBCAuth. This data source configures a JDBC driver to a Microsoft® SQL Server® database with Windows® authentication. Specify a blank user name and password.

datasource = "MSSQLServerJDBCAuth";
username = "";
password = "";
conn = database(datasource,username,password);

Create a DatabaseDatastore object using the database connection and an SQL query. This SQL query reads all data from the airlinesmall table.

sqlquery = 'select * from airlinesmall';

dbds = databaseDatastore(conn,sqlquery);

Preview the first eight records in the data set returned by executing the SQL query in the DatabaseDatastore object.

preview(dbds)
ans =

  8×29 table

    Year    Month    DayofMonth    DayOfWeek    DepTime    CRSDepTime    ArrTime    CRSArrTime    UniqueCarrier    FlightNum    TailNum     ActualElapsedTime    CRSElapsedTime    AirTime    ArrDelay    DepDelay    Origin    Dest     Distance    TaxiIn    TaxiOut    Cancelled    CancellationCode    Diverted    CarrierDelay    WeatherDelay    NASDelay    SecurityDelay    LateAircraftDelay
    ____    _____    __________    _________    _______    __________    _______    __________    _____________    _________    ________    _________________    ______________    _______    ________    ________    ______    _____    ________    ______    _______    _________    ________________    ________    ____________    ____________    ________    _____________    _________________

    1990      9          11            2         1810         1812        1939         1930           'AA'           1426       'NA'                89                 78           'NA'          9          -2       'RST'     'ORD'       268       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    1990     10          27            6         1353         1355        1634         1640           'US'            112       'NA'               161                165           'NA'         -6          -2       'TPA'     'SYR'      1104       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    1990     10          23            2         1057         1055        1205         1155           'US'           1621       'NA'                68                 60           'NA'         10           2       'ROC'     'EWR'       246       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    1990     10           8            1         1515         1440        1609         1535           'NW'            749       'NA'                54                 55           'NA'         34          35       'MSP'     'FSD'       197       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    1990     10          19            5         1130         1120        1203         1154           'UA'            369       'NA'                93                 94           'NA'          9          10       'BUF'     'ORD'       473       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    1990     10          12            5         1755         1733        1858         1820           'DL'            590       'NA'                63                 47           'NA'         38          22       'BOS'     'BGR'       201       'NA'      'NA'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    2001     11          22            4         1345         1355        1530         1549           'MQ'           4982       '#NAME?'           105                114           '90'        -19         -10       'JAX'     'MIA'       334       '8'       '7'           0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       
    2001     11          26            1         2105         2110        2209         2237           'AA'           1947       'N3BäA1'            64                 87           '47'        -28          -5       'SFO'     'LAX'       337       '6'       '11'          0              'NA'             0            'NA'            'NA'          'NA'          'NA'               'NA'       

Close the DatabaseDatastore object and the database connection.

close(dbds)

Input Arguments

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Datastore containing data in a database, specified as a DatabaseDatastore object created using the databaseDatastore function.

Output Arguments

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Query results, returned as a table of the first eight records in the data set. Executing the SQL statement specified in the Query property of the DatabaseDatastore object creates the data set.

If there is no data to read from the query, preview throws an error.

Introduced in R2014b