Add  -e option

./hive -e --hiveconf MY_VAR =`cat /tmp/result/000000_0`;
But u could use the following hdfs command as well

MY_VAR=$(hdfs dfs -cat /tmp/result/000000_0)


 From: Chhaya Vishwakarma <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, June 2, 2014 12:06 AM
Subject: Storing result of a query in a variable
Hi ,
I have a query whose result I wanted to store in a variable
How can I do it ?
I tried
./hive -e  "use telecom;insert overwrite local directory '/tmp/result' select
avg( a from abc;"
./hive --hiveconf MY_VAR =`cat /tmp/result/000000_0`;
I am able to get average value in MY_VAR but it takes me in hive CLI which is not required
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