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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Trying to write a custom HiveOutputFormat
Date Mon, 13 May 2013 13:54:13 GMT
You need to use a combination of output format and serde, this might allow
you to do something like present struct objects to the input format rather
then Text objects.

You may want to take a look at the protobuf input format we use:

You could reverse the logic here and design an output format.

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 8:14 AM, Rui Martins <> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I'm currently writing my on HiveOutputFormat as I would like to write the
> output of hive queries into a specific protobuf format my team is using.
> I have managed to do this however, the Writable object I get from Hive as
> a result of a SELECT query is of type Text. This means that I have to split
> the string to find my fields but that's very error prone, specially if some
> fields are strings that may contain spaces.
> My question is:
> 1) How do I get a Hive Writable that gives me each field of each result
> row?
> Thank you,
> rui

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