Avro Schema#

The Avro schema refers to a schema conforming to the Avro standard


This schema type is provided as part of the flowman-avro plugin, which needs to be enabled in your namespace.yml file. See namespace documentation for more information for configuring plugins.


kind: avro
file: "${project.basedir}/test/data/results/${relation}/schema.json"
nullable: true
kind: avro
spec: |
    "type": "record",
    "namespace": "",
    "name": "test_schema",
    "doc": "Some Documentation",
    "fields": [
            "doc": "AccessDateTime as a string",
            "type": "string",
            "name": "AccessDateTime",
            "order": "ignore"


  • kind (mandatory) (type: string): avro

  • file (optional) (type: string): Specifies the path of a schema file.

  • url (optional) (type: string): Specifies the URL of a schema.

  • spec (optional) (type: string): Specifies the schema itself as an embedded string

  • nullable (optional) (type: boolean) (default: false): If set to true, all fields will be made nullable.

Note that you can only use one of file, url or spec.