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From "Carl Steinbach (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Reopened: (HIVE-814) exception alter a int typed column to date/datetime/timestamp
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 03:19:23 GMT

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Carl Steinbach reopened HIVE-814:
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> exception alter a int typed column to date/datetime/timestamp
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-814
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-814
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Min Zhou
>
> As fas as i know, time types can only be used in partitions,  normal columns is not allowed
to be set as those types . But it's found can alter a no time types column to date/datetime/timestamp,but
exceptions will be throwed when describing.
> hive> create table pokes(foo int, bar string);
> OK
> Time taken: 0.894 seconds
> hive> alter table pokes replace columns(foo date, bar string);
> OK
> Time taken: 0.266 seconds
> hive> describe pokes;      
> FAILED: Error in metadata: MetaException(message:java.lang.IllegalArgumentException Error:
type expected at the position 0 of 'date:string' but 'date' is found.)
> FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask

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