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From "Ryan Blue (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1402) Support for DECIMAL type
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:14:22 GMT

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Ryan Blue commented on AVRO-1402:
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I've pushed a branch to github, which may be more readable: https://github.com/rdblue/avro/compare/apache:trunk...logical-types

> Support for DECIMAL type
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1402
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1402
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.5
>            Reporter: Mariano Dominguez
>            Assignee: Tom White
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: Hive
>             Fix For: 1.7.7
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec-2.patch, AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec-3.patch,
AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec-4.patch, AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec-5.patch, AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec-6.patch,
AVRO-1402-logical-type-spec.patch, AVRO-1402.patch, AVRO-1402.patch, AVRO-1402.patch, AVRO-1402.patch,
UnixEpochRecordMapping.patch
>
>
> Currently, Avro does not seem to support a DECIMAL type or equivalent.
> http://avro.apache.org/docs/1.7.5/spec.html#schema_primitive
> Adding DECIMAL support would be particularly interesting when converting types from Avro
to Hive, since DECIMAL is already a supported data type in Hive (0.11.0).



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