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From "Veena Basavaraj (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SQOOP-1643) Sqoop2: Add Requires/Optional attribute support for input names
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:21:34 GMT

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Veena Basavaraj commented on SQOOP-1643:

Yes, I had similar plans, but it will need us to store this in the SQ_INPUT. It is straightforward
 to make this changes and need a upgrade path.

> Sqoop2: Add Requires/Optional attribute support for input names 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SQOOP-1643
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-1643
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Veena Basavaraj
>            Assignee: Veena Basavaraj
>             Fix For: 1.99.4
> The goal is to have much better user experience when user has to fill out the values
for config inputs in the UI/ shell client.
> Today there is no way to tell if a input is required or optional. Also the help labels
should be more clear in explaining what each of them mean and when their value is not required.
We can even group the required ones first and then the optional ones latter
> Similar to 
> {code}
> /**
>    * Sqoop will ensure that sensitive information will not be easily
>    * accessible.
>    *
>    * @return True if field is sensitive
>    */
>   boolean sensitive() default false;
>   boolean required() default true;
> {code}

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