Dynamic SQL row transform Icon Dynamic SQL row


The Dynamic SQL Row transform allows you to execute a SQL statement that is defined in a database field.

The lookup values returned by the transform are added as new fields onto the stream.

Supported Engines

Hop Engine



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Option Description

Transform name

Name of the transform; This name has to be unique in a single pipeline


Select a database connection for the lookup

SQL field name

Specify the field that contains the SQL to execute

Number of rows to return

Specify the number of records to return. 0 means, return all rows

Outer Join

- false: don’t return rows where nothing is found - true: at least return one source row, the rest is NULL

Replace variables

In case you want to use variables in the SQL, e.g. ${table_name}, this option needs to be checked.

Query only on parameters change

If your SQL statements do not change a lot, check this option to reduce the number of physical database queries.

Template SQL

In Hop meta and data are separate so you have to specify the meta part in template SQL (field name and type). I mean any statement that returns the same row structure.