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From "Chinna Rao Lalam (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HIVE-2617) Insert overwrite table db.tname fails if partition already exists
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:45:40 GMT

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Chinna Rao Lalam updated HIVE-2617:
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    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)
    
> Insert overwrite table db.tname fails if partition already exists 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-2617
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-2617
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Metastore
>            Reporter: Aniket Mokashi
>            Assignee: Chinna Rao Lalam
>         Attachments: HIVE-2617.patch
>
>
> Insert Overwrite table db.tname fails if partition already exists.
> For example-
> insert overwrite table db.tname PARTITION(part='p') select .. from t2 where part='p';
fails if partition 'p' already exists. Workaround is - use db; and the fire the command.
> From the source code-
> alterPartition(tbl.getTableName(), new Partition(tbl, tpart)); takes String tablename
as argument and loses db information. Table table = newTable(tablename) is called to retrieve
table from name. But, it relies on currentDatabase value (hence the workaround).

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