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From Margus Roo <mar...@roo.ee>
Subject Re: Create external table
Date Tue, 10 May 2016 20:25:50 GMT
Hi again

I opened hive (an old client)

And exactly the same create external table .... location [paht in hdfs 
to place where are loads of files] works and the same DDL does not work 
via beeline.

Margus (margusja) Roo
http://margus.roo.ee
skype: margusja
+372 51 48 780

On 10/05/16 23:03, Margus Roo wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> Can someone explain or provide documentation how Hive creates external 
> tables?
>
> I have problem with creating external table in case I am pointing 
> location in hdfs in to directory where are loads of files. Beeline 
> just hangs or there will be other errors.
>
> In case I point location in to the empty directory then hive creates 
> table.
>
>
> So does hive looks into files during creating external table?
>
> I can not find any documentation explaining it.
>
> -- 
> Margus (margusja) Roo
> http://margus.roo.ee
> skype: margusja
> +372 51 48 780


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