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From "Johan Oskarsson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-91) Allow external tables with different partition directory structure
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:47:44 GMT

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Johan Oskarsson commented on HIVE-91:
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Comment from Joydeep Sen Sarma on the mailinglist:
"Or we could have a 'format' spec in the create table command for how the directories are
named. By default it's '%key=%value', but in this case it's '%value'. this might make it more
flexible if we encounter other kinds of directory layouts."


> Allow external tables with different partition directory structure
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-91
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-91
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Metastore
>            Reporter: Johan Oskarsson
>            Priority: Minor
>
> A lot of users have datasets in a directory structures similar to this in hdfs: /dataset/yyyy/MM/dd/<one
or more files>
> Instead of loading these into Hive the normal way it would be useful to create an external
table with the /dataset location and then one partition per yyyy/mm/dd. This would require
the partition "naming to directory"-function to be made more flexible.

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