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From Margus Roo <>
Subject Create external table
Date Tue, 10 May 2016 20:03:44 GMT

Can someone explain or provide documentation how Hive creates external 

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
skype: margusja
+372 51 48 780

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