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From Jagat Singh <>
Subject Re: question about partition table in hive
Date Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:03:56 GMT
Adding to Sanjay's reply

The only thing left after flume has added partitions is to tell hive
metastore to update partition information.

which you can do via

add partition command

Then you can read data via hive straight away.

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Sanjay Subramanian <> wrote:

>  A couple of days back, Erik Sammer at the Hadoop Hands On Lab at the
> Cloudera Sessions demonstrated how to achieve dynamic partitioning using
> Flume and created those partitioned directories on HDFS which are then
> readily usable by Hive
>  Understanding what I can from the two lines of your mail below, I would
> configure Flume to do dynamic partitioning (YEAR, MONTH, DAY, HOUR) and
> create those directories in HDFS and then create Hive tables with  those
> partitions and run the queries
>  As Stephen said earlier , experiment like crazy - and share please - it
> will make all of us better as well !
>  Thanks
>  sanjay
>   From: ch huang <>
> Reply-To: "" <>
> Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:55 PM
> To: "" <>
> Subject: question about partition table in hive
>   hi,all:
>         i use flume collect log data and put it in hdfs ,i want to use
> hive to do some caculate, query based on timerange,i want to use parttion
> table ,
> but the data file in hdfs is a big file ,how can i put it into pratition
> table in hive?
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