14.5. Transformation Function Overview

The provided transformation functions are listed below.

14.5.1. Control Functions

  • try

14.5.2. String Functions

  • stripQuotes
  • length
  • trim
  • capitalize
  • lowercase
  • regexReplace
  • concatenate
  • substring
  • toString

14.5.3. Date Functions

  • now
  • date
  • dateTime
  • basicDate
  • basicDateTime
  • basicDateTimeNoMillis
  • dateHourMinuteSecondMillis
  • millisToDate
  • secsToDate

14.5.4. Geometry Functions

  • point
  • linestring
  • polygon
  • geometry

14.5.5. ID Functions

  • stringToBytes
  • md5
  • uuid
  • base64

14.5.6. Type Conversions

  • ::int or ::integer
  • ::long
  • ::float
  • ::double
  • ::boolean
  • ::r
  • stringToInt or stringToInteger
  • stringToLong
  • stringToFloat
  • stringToDouble
  • stringToBoolean

14.5.7. List and Map Parsing

  • parseList
  • parseMap

14.5.8. Functions defined using scripting languages

You can define functions using scripting languages that support JSR-223. This is currently tested with JavaScript only as it is natively supported in all JREs via the Nashorn extension. To define a JavaScript function for use in the converter framework, either put the file in geomesa-convert-scripts on the classpath or set the system property geomesa.convert.scripts.path to be a comma-separated list of paths to load functions from. Then, any function you define in a file in one of those paths will be available in a convert definition with a namespace prefix. For instance, if you have defined a function such as

function hello(s) {
   return "hello: " + s;

you can reference that function in a transform expression as js:hello($2)

14.5.9. CQL Functions

Most of the basic CQL functions are available as transformations. To use one, invoke it like a regular function, prefixed with the cql namespace. For example, you can use the CQL buffer function to turn a point into a polygon:

cql:buffer($1, 2.0)

For more information on the various CQL functions, see the GeoServer filter function reference.

14.5.10. JSON/Avro Transformations

See Parsing Json and Parsing Avro sections