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From "Jacques Nadeau (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DRILL-4475) Joins containing join key between varbinary and non-varbinary fails
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:58:40 GMT

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Jacques Nadeau commented on DRILL-4475:
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This isn't a bug. SQL doesn't allow implicit casting between varbinary and varchar. 

There is a bug in drill where it will sometimes let the user do this cast if Drill doesn't
detect the type until late in execution.

> Joins containing join key between varbinary and non-varbinary fails
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DRILL-4475
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-4475
>             Project: Apache Drill
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Query Planning & Optimization
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Krystal
>            Assignee: Sean Hsuan-Yi Chu
>
> Join queries that contain one join key as varbinary and the other join key as a non-varbinary
such as varchar fails.  For example:
> select s.name, s.age, s.gpa, v.registration from student_csv_v s inner join voter_csv_v
v on (s.name = v.name);
> Error: VALIDATION ERROR: From line 1, column 95 to line 1, column 109: Cannot apply '='
to arguments of type '<VARBINARY(1)> = <CHAR(30)>'. Supported form(s): '<COMPARABLE_TYPE>
= <COMPARABLE_TYPE>'
> s.name is a varbinary and v.name is char(30).  Drill should implicitly cast the join
keys to varchar at planning time.



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