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From "Eric Hwang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-736) MetaStoreUtils get_fields() does not return partition column
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 05:35:14 GMT

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Eric Hwang commented on HIVE-736:
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Actually I just talked to Zheng offline and I guess the get_fields function should NOT return
the partition column under its proper usage. I can work around this by calling get_tables
and then join the partitionkey field descriptors with the result of get_fields. I'll do this
for now, however, this seems rather roundabout and I think there should still be a function
which just returns all field descriptors altogether.

> MetaStoreUtils get_fields() does not return partition column
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-736
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-736
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Eric Hwang
>
> MetaStoreUtil's get_fields(), which is offered through the Hive Server interface, does
not include the partition field in its returned list of fields. This may be related to JIRA-671.
At the moment, there is no way for a Hive client to discover a partition column in a table,
creating a big issue for anyone who wishes to query a partitioned table.

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