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Re: [jira] [Created] (AVRO-1402) Support for DECIMAL primitive type
Please also see this comment from Doug:

Hive can presently choose to implement it that way, and a lack of top level
integration of the BigDecimal data type in Avro specs should not be
blocking them I think.

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Mariano Dominguez (JIRA) wrote:

> Mariano Dominguez created AVRO-1402:
> ---------------------------------------
>              Summary: Support for DECIMAL primitive type
>                  Key: AVRO-1402
>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1402
>              Project: Avro
>           Issue Type: New Feature
>     Affects Versions: 1.7.5
>             Reporter: Mariano Dominguez
>             Priority: Minor
> Currently, Avro does not seem to support a DECIMAL type or equivalent.
> http://avro.apache.org/docs/1.7.5/spec.html#schema_primitive
> Adding DECIMAL support would be particularly interesting when converting
> types from Avro to Hive, since DECIMAL is already a supported data type in
> Hive (0.11.0).
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Harsh J