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From "Kevin Wilfong (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-1054) "CHANGE COLUMN" does not support changing partition column types.
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:37:01 GMT

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Kevin Wilfong commented on HIVE-1054:
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@Ashutosh

What if we only allow changing the type of a partition column?

I agree adding/dropping/renaming partition columns has a host of difficulties to manage, but
I thought changing a partition column's type shouldn't involve a change in hdfs, simply a
metadata change.
                
> "CHANGE COLUMN" does not support changing partition column types.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-1054
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-1054
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: He Yongqiang
>


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