# 14.17. Lambda Expressions and Functions

## Lambda Expression

Lambda expressions are written with `->`:

```x -> x + 1
(x, y) -> x + y
x -> regexp_like(x, 'a+')
x -> x[1] / x[2]
x -> IF(x > 0, x, -x)
x -> COALESCE(x, 0)
x -> CAST(x AS JSON)
x -> x + TRY(1 / 0)
```

Most SQL expressions can be used in a lambda body, with a few exceptions:

• Subqueries are not supported. `x -> 2 + (SELECT 3)`
• Aggregations are not supported. `x -> max(y)`

## Lambda Functions

`filter`(array<T>, function<T, boolean>) → ARRAY<T>

Constructs an array from those elements of `array` for which `function` returns true:

```SELECT filter(ARRAY [], x -> true); -- []
SELECT filter(ARRAY [5, -6, NULL, 7], x -> x > 0); -- [5, 7]
SELECT filter(ARRAY [5, NULL, 7, NULL], x -> x IS NOT NULL); -- [5, 7]
```
`map_filter`(map<K, V>, function<K, V, boolean>) → MAP<K,V>

Constructs a map from those entries of `map` for which `function` returns true:

```SELECT map_filter(MAP(ARRAY[], ARRAY[]), (k, v) -> true); -- {}
SELECT map_filter(MAP(ARRAY[10, 20, 30], ARRAY['a', NULL, 'c']), (k, v) -> v IS NOT NULL); -- {10 -> a, 30 -> c}
SELECT map_filter(MAP(ARRAY['k1', 'k2', 'k3'], ARRAY[20, 3, 15]), (k, v) -> v > 10); -- {k1 -> 20, k3 -> 15}
```
`reduce`(array<T>, initialState S, inputFunction<S, T, S>, outputFunction<S, R>) → R

Returns a single value reduced from `array`. `inputFunction` will be invoked for each element in `array` in order. In addition to taking the element, `inputFunction` takes the current state, initially `initialState`, and returns the new state. `outputFunction` will be invoked to turn the final state into the result value. It may be identity function (`i -> i`). For example:

```SELECT reduce(ARRAY [], 0, (s, x) -> s + x, s -> s); -- 0
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [5, 20, 50], 0, (s, x) -> s + x, s -> s); -- 75
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [5, 20, NULL, 50], 0, (s, x) -> s + x, s -> s); -- NULL
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [5, 20, NULL, 50], 0, (s, x) -> s + COALESCE(x, 0), s -> s); -- 75
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [5, 20, NULL, 50], 0, (s, x) -> IF(x IS NULL, s, s + x), s -> s); -- 75
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [2147483647, 1], CAST (0 AS BIGINT), (s, x) -> s + x, s -> s); -- 2147483648
SELECT reduce(ARRAY [5, 6, 10, 20], -- calculates arithmetic average: 10.25
CAST(ROW(0.0, 0) AS ROW(sum DOUBLE, count INTEGER)),
(s, x) -> CAST(ROW(x + s.sum, s.count + 1) AS ROW(sum DOUBLE, count INTEGER)),
s -> IF(s.count = 0, NULL, s.sum / s.count));
```
`transform`(array<T>, function<T, U>) → ARRAY<U>

Returns an array that applies `function` to each element of `array`:

```SELECT transform(ARRAY [], x -> x + 1); -- []
SELECT transform(ARRAY [5, 6], x -> x + 1); -- [6, 7]
SELECT transform(ARRAY [5, NULL, 6], x -> COALESCE(x, 0) + 1); -- [6, 1, 7]
SELECT transform(ARRAY ['x', 'abc', 'z'], x -> x || '0'); -- ['x0', 'abc0', 'z0']
SELECT transform(ARRAY [ARRAY [1, NULL, 2], ARRAY[3, NULL]], a -> filter(a, x -> x IS NOT NULL)); -- [[1, 2], [3]]
```
`transform_keys`(map<K1, V>, function<K1, V, K2>) → MAP<K2,V>

Returns a map that applies `function` to each entry of `map` and transforms the keys:

```SELECT transform_keys(MAP(ARRAY[], ARRAY[]), (k, v) -> k + 1); -- {}
SELECT transform_keys(MAP(ARRAY [1, 2, 3], ARRAY ['a', 'b', 'c']), (k, v) -> k + 1); -- {2 -> a, 3 -> b, 4 -> c}
SELECT transform_keys(MAP(ARRAY ['a', 'b', 'c'], ARRAY [1, 2, 3]), (k, v) -> v * v); -- {1 -> 1, 4 -> 2, 9 -> 3}
SELECT transform_keys(MAP(ARRAY ['a', 'b'], ARRAY [1, 2]), (k, v) -> k || CAST(v as VARCHAR)); -- {a1 -> 1, b2 -> 2}
SELECT transform_keys(MAP(ARRAY [1, 2], ARRAY [1.0, 1.4]), -- {one -> 1.0, two -> 1.4}
(k, v) -> MAP(ARRAY[1, 2], ARRAY['one', 'two'])[k]);
```
`transform_values`(map<K, V1>, function<K, V1, V2>) → MAP<K, V2>

Returns a map that applies `function` to each entry of `map` and transforms the values:

```SELECT transform_values(MAP(ARRAY[], ARRAY[]), (k, v) -> v + 1); -- {}
SELECT transform_values(MAP(ARRAY [1, 2, 3], ARRAY [10, 20, 30]), (k, v) -> v + 1); -- {1 -> 11, 2 -> 22, 3 -> 33}
SELECT transform_values(MAP(ARRAY [1, 2, 3], ARRAY ['a', 'b', 'c']), (k, v) -> k * k); -- {1 -> 1, 2 -> 4, 3 -> 9}
SELECT transform_values(MAP(ARRAY ['a', 'b'], ARRAY [1, 2]), (k, v) -> k || CAST(v as VARCHAR)); -- {a -> a1, b -> b2}
SELECT transform_values(MAP(ARRAY [1, 2], ARRAY [1.0, 1.4]), -- {1 -> one_1.0, 2 -> two_1.4}
(k, v) -> MAP(ARRAY[1, 2], ARRAY['one', 'two'])[k] || '_' || CAST(v AS VARCHAR));
```
`zip_with`(array<T>, array<U>, function<T, U, R>) → array<R>

Merges the two given arrays, element-wise, into a single array using `function`. Both arrays must have the same length:

```SELECT zip_with(ARRAY[1, 3, 5], ARRAY['a', 'b', 'c'], (x, y) -> (y, x)); -- [ROW('a', 1), ROW('b', 3), ROW('c', 5)]
SELECT zip_with(ARRAY[1, 2], ARRAY[3, 4], (x, y) -> x + y); -- [4, 6]
SELECT zip_with(ARRAY['a', 'b', 'c'], ARRAY['d', 'e', 'f'], (x, y) -> concat(x, y)); -- ['ad', 'be', 'cf']
```