This topic describes how to use nested query to query the child row data of nested columns. You cannot directly query nested fields. You must specify the NestedQuery object. In NestedQuery, you must specify the path of a nested column and a subquery. The subquery can be of any type.


  • The OTSClient instance is initialized. For more information, see Initialization.
  • A data table is created and data is written to the table.
  • A search index is created for the table. For more information, see Create search indexes.


Parameter Description
path The path of the NESTED column. The path is similar to the tree structure. For example, news.title indicates the title subcolumn in the news column of the NESTED type.
query The query on the subcolumn in the NESTED column. The query can be of any query type.
score_mode The value on which a score is calculated when multiple values exist for a column.
table_name The name of the table.
index_name The name of the search index.


The following code provides an example on how to query the value of the n.n1 column in the table that is greater than or equal to 100 and smaller than or equal to 300:

nested_query = RangeQuery('', range_from=100, range_to=300, include_lower=True, include_upper=True)
query = NestedQuery('n', nested_query)
rows, next_token, total_count, is_all_succeed =
    table_name, index_name, 
    SearchQuery(query, limit=100, get_total_count=True),