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From shrikanth shankar <>
Subject Re: Parse Error with '-' in Hive
Date Thu, 31 May 2012 16:03:54 GMT
I believe Hive column names cant have '-' in them . From what I know this JSON serde uses column
names as JSON expressions. This means that if you renamed the column name you would end up
with a null value for the column. You might want to try a different json serde (for e.g. the
one  Amazon uses in EMR examples allows the JSON expression for a column to be passed in as
a  SERDE parameter)

On May 31, 2012, at 8:35 AM, Alex Barrera wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm looking for help with the following error: I keep receiving an error 'Parse Error:
line 40:4 cannot recognize input near '-' 'Platform' STRING column type. ' 
> It looks to be a problem with my JSON deserializer OR Hive not recognizing the - in the
field names. So far I've tried commenting it out with / and //, and tried wrapping single
and double quotes around the field name. Nothing has worked so far. 
> My code looks like this: 
> add jar s3://sa/hive-json-serde-0.3.jar;
> DROP TABLE IF EXISTS viewstream;
>      cl STRING,
>      pid STRING,
>      vp STRING,
>      ar STRING,
>      UArm STRING,
>      dc STRING,
>      host STRING,
>      Blocked STRING,
>      UA-Platform STRING,
>      UA-Browser STRING,
>      UA-Version STRING,
>      UA-Language STRING
> )
> ROW FORMAT SERDE 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.contrib.serde2.JsonSerde'
>   LOCATION 'hdfs:///repo/viewstream/';
> Anybody run into similar errors? I can't find anything on this problem online, strangely
> Thanks all,
> Alex

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