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From "Owen O'Malley" <>
Subject Re: Create table from ORC or Parquet file?
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:50:57 GMT
So your use case is that you already have the ORC files and you want a
table that can read those files without specifying the columns in the
table? Obviously without the columns being specified Hive wouldn't be able
to write to that table, so I assume you only care about reading it. Is that

.. Owen

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM, Alexander Pivovarov <>

> Hi Everyone
> Is it possible to create Hive table from ORC or Parquet file without
> specifying field names and their types. ORC or Parquet files contain field
> name and type information inside.
> Alex

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