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From Namit Jain <nj...@fb.com>
Subject Re: non-string partition columns
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 05:55:07 GMT
Should I go ahead and file a jira to disallow non-string partition columns
?
Or, someone depends on that functionality.


On 5/25/12 10:01 AM, "Namit Jain" <njain@fb.com> wrote:

>Yes, but the meta-question is:
>
>Is anyone dependent on non-string partition columns ? Should we drop the
>support for non-string
>partition columns ?
>
>
>Thanks,
>-namit
>
>On 5/24/12 11:21 PM, "Ashutosh Chauhan" <hashutosh@apache.org> wrote:
>
>>Some discussion for this has happened on
>>https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-2702 Is the underlying problem
>>same as the one which I described on that jira ?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Ashutosh
>>
>>On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Namit Jain <njain@fb.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Should we disallow non-string partition columns completely ?
>>> Does anyone depend on that ?
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5/24/12 6:49 PM, "Namit Jain" <njain@fb.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> >
>>> >http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1308427
>>> >
>>> >The patch above broke drop partitions if the partition happens to be
>>> >non-string.
>>> >This is due to a JDO issue with non-string columns.
>>> >
>>> >Is anyone using non-string partition columns ?
>>> >Should be force the partition columns to be only of type string ?
>>> >The documentation probably does not specify anything clearly.
>>> >
>>> >If someone is dependent on non-string partition column, we need to
>>>revert
>>> >this patch, or make a
>>> >special case for string partition columns.
>>> >
>>> >Thanks,
>>> >-namit
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>


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