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From Piyush Srivastava <>
Subject RE: Error Creating External Table
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:52:34 GMT
When you giving location give it as '/user/myfolder/items' hive know it is need to be store
at HDFS which is define at $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hdfs-site.xml.

From: Ranjitha Chandrashekar []
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 3:16 PM
Subject: Error Creating External Table


When i try creating a external table to a text file on HDFS i get the following error. Could
someone please let me know where I am going wrong.

 hive> create external table seq4 (item STRING) row format delimited fields terminated
by '' STORED as TEXTFILE location 'hdfs://<host>:54310/user/myfolder/items';
FAILED: Error in metadata: MetaException(message:Got exception: org.apache.hadoop.ipc.RemoteException Parent path is not a directory: /user/myfolder/items
        at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSDirectory.mkdirs(
        at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.mkdirsInternal(
        at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.mkdirs(
        at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.mkdirs(
        at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor109.invoke(Unknown Source)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.RPC$
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$
        at Method)
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$
FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask


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