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David Morel 2012-05-12, 21:19
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Re: Looking for a working mysql import sqoop command line
Hi David,

A typical MySQL import will look like:

$ sqoop import --connect jdbc:mysql://localhost/mydb --username user
--password pswd --table mytable

Depending upon what you are trying to do and the datatypes that you have in
your MySQL table, you may have to provide different options. If you need us
to give specific guidance, please send us your table DDL along with some
sample data rows.

Thanks,
Arvind

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM, David Morel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I must say I'm only starting, and this is on cdh3u3.
>
> I'm struggling with the sqoop options ATM, trying to import mysql tables
> to hive, containing tabs, newlines, and all sorts of things.
>
> I cannot figure out a proper combination of options on the sqoop command
> line to turn these either to '\t' (in plain text, as mysql on the command
> line does) or something usable, nor can I have --mysql-delimiters output
> something usable (quotes are left in the final file in hive), or... I tried
> many things, tried to understand the docs, and am miserably failing to
> achieve anything usable.
>
> The best I can do for now is import with piping mysql -B (which does all
> the transliteration I need) to a fifo, and have hadoop read from that for
> -put, then use this file in hive.
>
> Could anyone, either:
> - provide a working sqoop command line that actually works fine in
> production (preferrably with --direct, since the files I have to put there
> are quite big)
> - provide alternative solutions, since maybe I'm going a completely wrong
> way
>
> Thanks a million!
>
> David Morel
>