AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL allows you to compile and upload JAR software packages written in the PL/Java language, and use these JAR packages to create user-defined functions (UDFs). AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL supports PL/Java Community Edition 1.5.0 and JVM 1.8.

This topic describes how to create a PL/Java UDF. For more examples of PL/Java code, see PL/Java code. For the compiling method, see PL/Java documentation.


  1. In AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, execute the following statement to create a PL/Java extension. You need to execute the statement only once for each database.
    create extension pljava;
  2. Compile the UDF. For example, you can use the following code to compile the file:

     public class Test
         public static String substring(String text, int beginIndex,
                   int endIndex)
                         return text.substring(beginIndex, endIndex);
  3. Compile the manifest.txt file.

     Manifest-Version: 1.0
     Main-Class: Test
     Specification-Title: "Test"
     Specification-Version: "1.0"
     Created-By: 1.7.0_99
     Build-Date: 01/20/2016 21:00 AM
  4. Run the following commands to compile and package the program:

     jar cfm analytics.jar manifest.txt Test.class
  5. Upload the analytics.jar file that is generated in Step 4 to OSS by using the following OSS console command:

     osscmd put analytics.jar oss://zzz
  6. In AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, execute the CREATE LIBRARY statement to import the file to AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL:

    Notice You can only use the filepath variable in the CREATE LIBRARY statement to import files. You can import only one file at a time. You can also execute the CREATE LIBRARY statement to import files as byte streams without the need to use OSS. For more information, see Use the CREATE LIBRARY statement.
    create library example language java from 'oss:// filepath=analytics.jar id=xxx key=yyy bucket=zzz';
  7. In AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, execute the following statements to create and use the UDF:

     create table temp (a varchar) distributed randomly;
     insert into temp values ('my string');
     create or replace function java_substring(varchar, int, int) returns varchar as 'Test.substring' language java;
     select java_substring(a, 1, 5) from temp;