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Querying and segmenting subscribers

listmonk allows the writing of partial Postgres SQL expressions to query, filter, and segment subscribers.

Database fields

These are the fields in the subscriber database that can be queried.

Field Description
subscribers.uuid The randomly generated unique ID of the subscriber E-mail ID of the subscriber Name of the subscriber
subscribers.status Status of the subscriber (enabled, disabled, blocklisted)
subscribers.attribs Map of arbitrary attributes represented as JSON. Accessed via the -> and ->> Postgres operator.
subscribers.created_at Timestamp when the subscriber was first added
subscribers.updated_at Timestamp when the subscriber was modified

Sample attributes

Here's a sample JSON map of attributes assigned to an imaginary subscriber.

  "city": "Bengaluru",
  "likes_tea": true,
  "spoken_languages": ["English", "Malayalam"],
  "projects": 3,
  "stack": {
    "frameworks": ["echo", "go"],
    "languages": ["go", "python"],
    "preferred_language": "go"

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Sample SQL query expressions


Find a subscriber by e-mail

-- Exact match = ''

-- Partial match to find e-mails that end in LIKE ''

Find a subscriber by name

-- Find all subscribers whose name start with John. LIKE 'John%'

Multiple conditions

-- Find all Johns who have been blocklisted. LIKE 'John%' AND status = 'blocklisted'

Querying attributes

-- The ->> operator returns the value as text. Find all subscribers
-- who live in Bengaluru and have done more than 3 projects.
-- Here 'projects' is cast into an integer so that we can apply the
-- numerical operator >
subscribers.attribs->>'city' = 'Bengaluru' AND
    (subscribers.attribs->>'projects')::INT > 3

Querying nested attributes

-- Find all blocklisted subscribers who like to drink tea, can code Python
-- and prefer coding Go.
-- The -> operator returns the value as a structure. Here, the "languages" field
-- The ? operator checks for the existence of a value in a list.
subscribers.status = 'blocklisted' AND
    (subscribers.attribs->>'likes_tea')::BOOLEAN = true AND
    subscribers.attribs->'stack'->'languages' ? 'python' AND
    subscribers.attribs->'stack'->>'preferred_language' = 'go'

To learn how to write SQL expressions to do advancd querying on JSON attributes, refer to the Postgres JSONB documentation.