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From Namit Jain <>
Subject Re: Hive Unit Tests: Read-Only Table
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:13:12 GMT
You cannot change tables which are created by QTestUtil (like src).

On 6/12/12 12:34 PM, "Shefali Vohra" <> wrote:

>Fair enough. So (just to make sure) if I need to create a table to run a
>test, I should do so within the .q file itself?
>Thanks so much for your help!!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Edward Capriolo []
>Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:30 PM
>Subject: Re: Hive Unit Tests: Read-Only Table
>As mentioned we normally do not touch the and instead do
>all the work in q files. The only thing I can thing of is that the table
>name is bad or that you are overwriting and already existing table.
>It is hard to tell without any code.
>On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Shefali Vohra <>
>> Sorry I think my original message was a bit ambiguous and I think my
>>error is a little different than what it may have implied.
>> From what I understand, the *.q files contain Hive queries such as
>>select * from table, etc. I am creating that table within
>>, however I'm getting the read-only error I described
>>earlier. Do you know how to solve this problem?
>> Thank you!
>> Shefali
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Edward Capriolo []
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:01 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Hive Unit Tests: Read-Only Table
>> It seems like your are running unit tests in a non-standard way. It
>>sounds like your are trying to write stand along j-unit tests. Hive uses
>>velocity to turn .q scripts into test and the testing framework diffs
>>the output.
>> You should look at the .q files inside
>> src/ql/test/clientpositive/whatever.q
>> Or give this a go (its a unit testing tool I wrote):
>> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Shefali Vohra <>
>>> Hi!
>>> I'm trying to add unit tests to a UDF I developed, and used the
>>>commands runCreateTableCmd and runLoadCmd to create and load the table.
>>>I'm fairly certain it is loading from the correct filepath.  When I try
>>>to run it though, I get the error "Cannot overwrite read-only table."
>>>Does anybody have a solution for this?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Shefali

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