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From Lars Volker ...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Is there any way to retrieve table metadata using select rather than show?
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:20:33 GMT
Adding support to expose the metadata as tables is tracked in IMPALA-1761
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IMPALA-1761>. We would welcome your
contribution to this.

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Jeszy <jeszyb@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> that's not possible from within impala. If you go directly to the
> HMS's backing DB, you can query that.
> What information are you looking for?
>
> Thanks.
>
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:02 PM, 吴朱华 <ikewu83@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi guys:
> >
> > Currently, we are using "show databases","show tables" or "Describe
> table"
> > to retrieve table metadata, but we use such as "select * from metadata"
> to
> > retrieve, just like RDBMS did^_^
>

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