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addField()

This operation adds a vector field to the schema of a collection.

public void addField(AddFieldReq addFieldReq)

Request Syntax

CollectionSchema.addField(AddFieldReq.builder()
    .fieldName(String fieldName)
    .description(String description)
    .dataType(DataType dataType)
    .maxLength(Integer maxLength)
    .isPrimaryKey(Boolean isPrimaryKey)
    .isPartitionKey(Boolean isPartitionKey)
    .autoID(Boolean autoID)
    .dimension(int dimension)

    .elementType(DataType elementType)
    .maxCapacity(Integer maxCapacity)

    .build()
)

BUILDER METHODS

  • fieldName(String fieldName)

    The name of the field.

  • description(String description)

    The description of the field.

  • dataType(DataType dataType)

    The data type of the field.

    You can choose from the following options when selecting a data type for different fields:

    • Primary key field: Use DataType.Int64 or DataType.VarChar.

    • Scalar fields: Choose from a variety of options, including DataType.Bool, DataType.Int8, DataType.Int16, DataType.Int32, DataType.Int64, DataType.Float, DataType.Double, DataType.VarChar, DataType.JSON, and DataType.Array.

    • Vector fields: Select DataType.BinaryVector or DataType.FloatVector.

  • maxLength(Integer maxLength)

    The maximum number of characters a value should contain.

    This is required if dataType of this field is set to DataType.VarChar.

  • isPrimaryKey(Boolean isPrimaryKey)

    Whether the current field is the primary field.

    Setting this to True makes the current field the primary field.

  • isPartitionKey(Boolean isPartitionKey)

    Whether the current field is the partitionKey field.

    Setting this to True makes the current field the partition key.

  • autoID(Boolean autoID)

    Whether allows the primary field to automatically increment.

    Setting this to True makes the primary field automatically increment. In this case, the primary field should not be included in the data to insert to avoid errors.

    Set this parameter in the field with isPrimaryKey set to True.

  • dimension(int dimension)

    The number of dimensions a value should have.

    This is required if dataType of this field is set to DataType.FloatVector.

  • elementType(DataType elementType)

    The data type of elements in array fields.

    This is required if dataType of this field is set to DataType.Array.

  • maxCapacity(Integer maxCapacity)

    The maximum number of elements that an array field can contain.

    This is required if dataType of this field is set to DataType.Array.

RETURNS:

void

EXCEPTIONS:

  • MilvusClientExceptions

    This exception will be raised when any error occurs during this operation.

Example

CreateCollectionReq.CollectionSchema collectionSchema = client.createSchema();
// add two field, id and vector
collectionSchema.addField(AddFieldReq.builder().fieldName("id").dataType(DataType.Int64).isPrimaryKey(Boolean.TRUE).autoID(Boolean.FALSE).description("id").build());
collectionSchema.addField(AddFieldReq.builder().fieldName("vector").dataType(DataType.FloatVector).dimension(dim).build());