MaxScale 24.02 Cat


The cat router is a special router that concatenates result sets.

Note: This module is experimental and must be built from source. The module is deprecated in MaxScale 23.08 and might be removed in a future release.


The router has no special parameters. To use it, define a service with router=cat and add the servers you want to use.


The order the servers are defined in is the order in which the servers are queried. This means that the results are ordered based on the servers parameter of the service. The result will only be completed once all servers have executed this.

All commands executed via this router will be executed on all servers. This means that an INSERT through the cat router will send it to all servers. In the case of commands that do not return resultsets, the response of the last server is sent to the client. This means that if one of the earlier servers returns a different result, the client will not see it.

As the intended use-case of the router is to mainly reduce multiple result sets into one, it has no mechanisms to prevent writes from being executed on slave servers (which would cause data corruption or replication failure). Take great care when performing administrative operations though this router.

If a connection to one of the servers is lost, the client connection will also be closed.


Here is a simple example service definition that uses the servers from the Configuring Servers tutorial and the credentials from the MaxScale Tutorial.



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