upsert, soft delete the sink Delta parquet

arkiboys 9,686 Reputation points

How is it possible to have the sink Delta parquet file to upsert (update/insert) as well as a soft delete.
For example,
1- source parquet file has 10 rows --> sink Delta parquet gets 10 rows --> this is insert
2- source parquet file had 10 rows initially, but now it has 8 rows --> sink Delta parquet has 10 rows still but the Deleted column to be set to 1 for the two deleted rows --> this is insert/update

by soft delete I mean the Deleted column is set to 1 for the deleted rows whereas all the other rows have Deleted set to 1

Thank you

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  1. HimanshuSinha-msft 19,381 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @arkiboys ,
    Thanks for the ask and using Microsoft Q&A platform .
    Looking at the threads which you have created , it looks like your source is paraquet and sink is delta . I did implemented the something similar here .

    SQL - > Paraquet - Delta .
    I am using the EXIST transform here whcih I had issues before , I think I know the issue now .


    You select the exists or not "doesn't exist " will depend on the left and right stream , so please make a note of this . What ever we do in INSERT , for DELETEION we will do the opposite .


    The ALTER ROW should have the below dynamic expression

    iif(Deleted==0, true(), false())





    Please do let me know how it goes .


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