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From "Thomas Tauber-Marshall (Code Review)" <>
Subject [Impala-ASF-CR] IMPALA-4622: Add ALTER COLUMN statement.
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:05:40 GMT
Thomas Tauber-Marshall has uploaded a new patch set (#6).

Change subject: IMPALA-4622: Add ALTER COLUMN statement.

IMPALA-4622: Add ALTER COLUMN statement.

Kudu recently added the ability to alter a column's default value
and storage attributes (KUDU-861). This patch adds the ability to
modify these from Impala using ALTER.

It also supports altering a column's comment for non-Kudu tables.

It does not support setting a column to be a primary key or
changing a column's nullability, because those are not supported on
the Kudu side yet.

ALTER TABLE <table> ALTER [COLUMN] <column>
  SET <attr> <value> [<attr> <value> [<attr> <value>...]]
where <attr> is one of:
  - COMMENT (non-Kudu tables)

This is similar to the existing CHANGE statement:
ALTER TABLE <table> CHANGE <column> <new_col_name> <type>
  [COMMENT <comment>]
but the new syntax is more natural for setting column properties
when the column name and type are not being changed. Both ALTER
COLUMN and CHANGE COLUMN operations use AlterTableAlterColStmt and
are sent to the catalog as CHANGE operations where the type and
column name are unchanged.

- Added FE tests to ParserTest and AnalyzeDDLTest
- Added EE tests to

Change-Id: Id2e8bd65342b79644a0fdcd925e6f17797e89ad6
M fe/src/main/cup/sql-parser.cup
A fe/src/main/java/org/apache/impala/analysis/
D fe/src/main/java/org/apache/impala/analysis/
M fe/src/main/java/org/apache/impala/analysis/
M fe/src/main/java/org/apache/impala/service/
M fe/src/main/java/org/apache/impala/service/
M fe/src/test/java/org/apache/impala/analysis/
M fe/src/test/java/org/apache/impala/analysis/
M testdata/workloads/functional-query/queries/QueryTest/alter-table.test
M testdata/workloads/functional-query/queries/QueryTest/kudu_alter.test
M tests/query_test/
11 files changed, 440 insertions(+), 132 deletions(-)

  git pull ssh:// refs/changes/55/6955/6
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Gerrit-MessageType: newpatchset
Gerrit-Change-Id: Id2e8bd65342b79644a0fdcd925e6f17797e89ad6
Gerrit-PatchSet: 6
Gerrit-Project: Impala-ASF
Gerrit-Branch: master
Gerrit-Owner: Thomas Tauber-Marshall <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Alex Behm <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Matthew Jacobs <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Thomas Tauber-Marshall <>

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