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From "Edward Capriolo (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-4568) Beeline needs to support resolving variables
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:45:05 GMT

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Edward Capriolo commented on HIVE-4568:
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Sorry I have not had time to review this. I am not a good person to do this ATM because I
am slightly clueless as to how beeline works. The code looks clean, but I would need to understand
a bit more before I give it a +1.
                
> Beeline needs to support resolving variables
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-4568
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-4568
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.10.0
>            Reporter: Xuefu Zhang
>            Assignee: Xuefu Zhang
>             Fix For: 0.12.0
>
>         Attachments: HIVE-4568-1.patch, HIVE-4568-2.patch, HIVE-4568.3.patch, HIVE-4568.4.patch,
HIVE-4568.5.patch, HIVE-4568.6.patch, HIVE-4568.7.patch, HIVE-4568.patch
>
>
> Previous Hive CLI allows user to specify hive variables at the command line using option
"--hivevar". In user's script, reference to a hive variable will be substituted with the value
of the variable. In such way, user can parameterize his/her script and invoke the script with
different hive variable values. The following script is one usage:
> {code}
> hive --hivevar
>      INPUT=/user/jenkins/oozie.1371538916178/examples/input-data/table
>      --hivevar
>      OUTPUT=/user/jenkins/oozie.1371538916178/examples/output-data/hive
>      -f script.q
> {code}
> script.q makes use of hive variables:
> {code}
> CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE test (a INT) STORED AS TEXTFILE LOCATION '${INPUT}';
> INSERT OVERWRITE DIRECTORY '${OUTPUT}' SELECT * FROM test;
> {code}
> However, after upgrade to hiveserver2 and beeline, this functionality is missing. Beeline
doesn't take --hivevar option, and any hive variable isn't passed to server so it cannot be
used for substitution.
> This JIRA is to address this issue, providing a backward compatible behavior at Beeline.

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