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From "Chaozhong Yang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-17460) `insert overwrite` should support table schema evolution (e.g. add columns)
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:42:00 GMT

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Chaozhong Yang commented on HIVE-17460:
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[~wei.zheng] Yes, I have move those code into alterPartitionSpecInMemory. 

> `insert overwrite` should support table schema evolution (e.g. add columns)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-17460
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-17460
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0, 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Chaozhong Yang
>            Assignee: Chaozhong Yang
>             Fix For: 3.0.0
>
>         Attachments: HIVE-17460.2.patch, HIVE-17460.patch
>
>
> In Hive, adding columns into original table is a common use case. However, if we insert
overwrite older partitions after adding columns, added columns will not be accessed.
> ```
> create table src_table(
>         i int
> )
> PARTITIONED BY (`date` string);
> insert overwrite table src_table partition(`date`='20170905') valu
> es (3);
> select * from src_table where `date` = '20170905';
> alter table src_table add columns (bi bigint);
> insert overwrite table src_table partition(`date`='20170905') valu
> es (3, 5);
> select * from src_table where `date` = '20170905';
> ```
> The result will be as follows:
> ```
> 3, NULL, '20170905'
> ```
> Obviously, it doesn't meet our expectation. The expected result should be:
> ```
> 3, 5, '20170905'
> ```



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