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From "Eugene Koifman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-9456) Make Hive support unicode with MSSQL as Metastore backend
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:35 GMT

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Eugene Koifman commented on HIVE-9456:
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how did you test this?

> Make Hive support unicode with MSSQL as Metastore backend
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-9456
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-9456
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Metastore
>    Affects Versions: 0.14.0
>            Reporter: Xiaobing Zhou
>            Assignee: Xiaobing Zhou
>         Attachments: HIVE-9456.1.patch
>
>
> There are significant issues when Hive uses MSSQL as metastore backend to support unicode,
since MSSQL handles varchar and nvarchar datatypes differently. Hive 0.14 metastore mssql
script DDL was using varchar as datatype, which can't handle multi-bytes/unicode characters,
e.g., Chinese chars. This JIRA is going to track implementation of unicode support in that
case.



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