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Drop an HBase backed table
David Koch 2012-12-10, 00:06

How can I drop a Hive table which was created using "CREATE EXTERNAL
TABLE..."? I tried "DROP TABLE <table_name>;" but the shell hangs. The
underlying HBase table should not be deleted. I am using Hive 0.9

Thank you,