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From "Kevin Wilfong (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-2961) Remove need for storage descriptors for view partitions
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:21:48 GMT

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Kevin Wilfong commented on HIVE-2961:
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We can revert those two patches instead.  This patch does fix a null pointer exception that
occurs for DESCRIBE FORMATTED on a view partition.  But I can submit that in a separate patch.
                
> Remove need for storage descriptors for view partitions
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-2961
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-2961
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.0
>            Reporter: Kevin Wilfong
>            Assignee: Kevin Wilfong
>         Attachments: HIVE-2961.D2877.1.patch
>
>
> Storage descriptors were introduced for view partitions as part of HIVE-2795.  This was
to allow view partitions to have the concept of a region as well as to fix a NPE that resulted
from calling describe formatted on them.
> Since regions are no longer necessary for view partitions and the NPE can be fixed by
not displaying storage information for view partitions (or displaying the view's storage information
if this is preferred, although, since a view partition is purely metadata, this does not seem
necessary), these are no longer needed.
> This also means the Python script added which retroactively adds storage descriptors
to existing view partitions can be removed.

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