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From Johan Oskarsson <>
Subject External tables and existing directory structure
Date Fri, 28 Nov 2008 11:48:44 GMT
Hi, just had some fun with hive. Exciting stuff.

I have one question about mapping tables to our existing directory
structure. I assume the "CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE" would be the way to go,
but I haven't been able to find much information about how it works.

We have datasets in the following format in hdfs:
/dataset/yyyy/MM/dd/<one or more files>

I'd love to be able to bind these with the date as the partition to hive
tables without copying or moving the data. Is it currently possible?


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