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From "Ashutosh Chauhan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-2415) disallow partition column names when doing replace columns
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:26:08 GMT


Ashutosh Chauhan commented on HIVE-2415:

We discussed this a bit in yesterday's contributor meeting. The general view was all of these
checks make sense in HiveMetaStore. For the backdoor you are describing, John suggested there
could be an "admin" mode which will skip these checks in metastore. So, to make changes generally
not permitted you will run in "admin" mode and all other times you will run in regular user

> disallow partition column names when doing replace columns
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-2415
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: He Yongqiang
>            Assignee: He Yongqiang
>         Attachments: HIVE-2415.1.patch
> alter table replace columns allows to add a column with the same name as partition column,
which introduced inconsistency. 
> We should disallow this. 

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