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From "Anthony Hsu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-15353) Metastore throws NPE if StorageDescriptor.cols is null
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:04:58 GMT

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Anthony Hsu commented on HIVE-15353:
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Test failures look unrelated.

> Metastore throws NPE if StorageDescriptor.cols is null
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-15353
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-15353
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.0, 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Anthony Hsu
>            Assignee: Anthony Hsu
>         Attachments: HIVE-15353.1.patch, HIVE-15353.2.patch, HIVE-15353.3.patch, HIVE-15353.4.patch
>
>
> When using the HiveMetaStoreClient API directly to talk to the metastore, you get NullPointerExceptions
when StorageDescriptor.cols is null in the Table/Partition object in the following calls:
> * create_table
> * alter_table
> * alter_partition
> Calling add_partition with StorageDescriptor.cols set to null causes null to be stored
in the metastore database and subsequent calls to alter_partition for that partition to fail
with an NPE.
> Null checks should be added to eliminate the NPEs in the metastore.



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