Hello Ryan,

Thank you for trying out Drill. Drill/Calcite expects "notColumn" to be
supplied by the underlying scan.
However, I expect that this column will be present in the scan but not past
the filter (notColumn = 'value') in the plan.
In that case you may need to pushdown the filter to the groupScan and then
remove the column projections from your custom groupscan.

It would be easy for us to guess what could be the issue, if you can post
the logical and physical query plan's for this query.

Hope this helps. Please do let us know if you have any further issues.


On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Ryan Shanks <ryan.sha...@softcomcorp.com>

> Hi Drill Dev Team!
> I am writing a custom storage plugin and I am curious if it is possible in
> Drill to pass a filter value, in the form of a where clause, that is not
> related to a column. What I would like to accomplish is something like:
> select * from myTable where notColumn = 'value';
> In the example, notColumn is not a column in myTable, or any other table,
> it is just a specific parameter that the storage plugin will use in the
> filtering process. Additionally, notColumn would not be returned as a
> column so Drill needs to not expect it as a part of the 'select *'. I
> created a rule that will push down and remove these non-column filter
> calls, but I need to somehow tell drill/calcite that the filter name is
> valid, without actually registering it as a column. The following error
> occurs prior to submitting any rules:
> org.apache.drill.common.exceptions.UserRemoteException: VALIDATION ERROR:
> From line 1, column 35 to line 1, column 39: Column 'notColumn' not found
> in any table
> Alternatively, can I manipulate star queries to only return a subset of
> all the columns for a table?
> Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Ryan

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