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Confluent Cloud for Apache Flink®️ enables inserting data directly into a Flink SQL table.


[EXECUTE] INSERT { INTO | OVERWRITE } [catalog_name.][database_name.]table_name VALUES
  (value1 [, value2, ...])
  [, (value3 [, value4, ...])]


Insert data into a table.

Use the INSERT VALUES statement to insert one or more rows into a table by specifying the value for each column.

For example, the following statement inserts a single row into a table named orders that has four columns.

INSERT INTO orders VALUES (1, 1001, '2023-02-24', 50.0);

You can insert multiple rows by using a comma-separated list of values.

  (1, 1001, '2023-02-24', 50.0),
  (2, 1002, '2023-02-25', 60.0),
  (3, 1003, '2023-02-26', 70.0);


The EXECUTE STATEMENT SET operation isn’t supported, so you can’t insert rows into multiple tables in a single statement.


In the Flink SQL shell or in a Cloud Console workspace, run the following commands to see an example of the INSERT VALUES statement.

  1. Create a users table.

    -- Create a users table.
    CREATE TABLE users (
      user_id STRING,
      registertime BIGINT,
      gender STRING,
      regionid STRING
  2. Insert rows into the users table.

    -- Populate the table with mock users data.
      ('Thomas A. Anderson', 1677260724, 'male', 'Region_4'),
      ('Trinity', 1677260733, 'female', 'Region_4'),
      ('Morpheus', 1677260742, 'male', 'Region_8'),
      ('Dozer', 1677260823, 'male', 'Region_1'),
      ('Agent Smith', 1677260955, 'male', 'Region_0'),
      ('Persephone', 1677260901, 'female', 'Region_2'),
      ('Niobe', 1677260921, 'female', 'Region_3'),
      ('Zee', 1677260922, 'female', 'Region_5');

    Press ENTER to return to the SQL shell. Because INSERT INTO VALUES is a point-in-time statement, it exits after it completes inserting records.

  3. Inspect the inserted rows.

    SELECT * FROM users;

    Your output should resemble:

    user_id            registertime gender regionid
    Thomas A. Anderson 1677260724   male   Region_4
    Trinity            1677260733   female Region_4
    Morpheus           1677260742   male   Region_8
    Dozer              1677260823   male   Region_1
    Agent Smith        1677260955   male   Region_0
    Persephone         1677260901   female Region_2
    Niobe              1677260921   female Region_3
    Zee                1677260922   female Region_5