To UTF8 (toutf8)
How does it work in the search window?
Select Create column in the search window toolbar, then select the To UTF8 operation. You need to specify one argument:
|UTF8 string (mandatory)||string|
The data type of the values in the new column is boxar(int1).
The examples in this article use values in a data table generated from this CSV file. If you want to try the example for yourself, download the file and upload it to your domain clicking Data upload in the navigation pane. Name the new table
my.upload.sample.data and select Current date as Date parsing type. Learn more about uploading data in Uploading log files.
After receiving the confirmation message, you can access the table from the Finder, selecting my → upload → sample → data. When you upload data from a file, all the information is included in a single column called message. To split the values into different columns, you can use the Split operation. Click Toggle Query Editor in the search window toolbar and paste the following LINQ query to save time:
select split(message, ";", 6) as UTF8string
my.upload.sample.data table, we want to transform the UTF8 string in our UTF8string column into byte arrays. To do that, we will create a new column using the From UTF8 operation.
The arguments needed to create the new column are:
- UTF8 string - UTF8string column
Click Create column and you will see the following result:
How does it work in LINQ?
Use the operator
as... and add the operation syntax to create the new column. This is the valid syntax of the To UTF8 operation:
You can copy the following LINQ script and try the above example on the
my.upload.sample.data table. As said above, keep in mind that you must download and upload the file provided before to your Devo domain.
from my.upload.sample.data select split(message, ";", 6) as UTF8string select toutf8(UTF8string) as UTF8byteArray