cat router is a special router that concatenates result sets.
Note: This module is a part of the experimental module package,
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
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.
[concat-service] type=service router=cat servers=dbserv1,dbserv2,dbserv3 user=maxscale password=maxscale_pw