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From Lefty Leverenz <leftylever...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DECIMAL precision is too small
Date Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:51:23 GMT
What was your work-around?  (If it's generally applicable, we could include
it in the documentation.)

-- Lefty


On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Brian Jeltema <
brian.jeltema@digitalenvoy.net> wrote:

> Hive doesn’t support a BigDecimal data type, as far as I know. It supports
> a Decimal type that
> is based on BigDecimal, but the precision is limited to 38 digits.
>
> However, I found a way to work around the limitation, so it’s no longer an
> issue for me.
>
> Brian
>
> On Jun 28, 2014, at 8:22 AM, sumit ghosh <sumitkg@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Did you try BigDecimal? It is the same datatype as Java BigDecimal.
>
>
>   On Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:34 AM, Brian Jeltema <
> brian.jeltema@digitalenvoy.net> wrote:
>
>
> Sorry, I meant 128 bit
>
> On Jun 26, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Brian Jeltema <
> brian.jeltema@digitalenvoy.net> wrote:
>
> > I need to represent an unsigned 64-bit value as a Hive DECIMAL. The
> current precision maximum is 38,
> > which isn’t large enough to represent the high-end of this value. Is
> there an alternative?
> >
> > Brian
> >
>
>
>
>

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