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From "Alan Gates (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-2837) insert into external tables should not be allowed
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:27:59 GMT

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Alan Gates commented on HIVE-2837:
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If this is to be added it should definitely be configurable, with the default off, since this
is a major backwards incompatibility.
                
> insert into external tables should not be allowed
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-2837
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-2837
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Namit Jain
>            Assignee: Namit Jain
>
> This is a very risky thing to allow. 
> Since, the external tables can point to any user location, which can potentially corrupt
some other tables.

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