-Bug when adding multiple partitions
Jan Dolinár 2013-08-15, 05:50
Consider following DDL:
CREATE TABLE partition_test
PARTITIONED BY (b INT);
ALTER TABLE partition_test ADD
PARTITION (b=1) location '/tmp/test1'
PARTITION (b=2) location '/tmp/test2';
Now lets have a look what was created:
DESCRIBE EXTENDED partition_test PARTITION (b=1);
DESCRIBE EXTENDED partition_test PARTITION (b=2);
Both describe statements yield "location:hdfs://example.com:9000/tmp/test1",
which is obviously incorrect.
This behavior *is* mentioned on wiki, but the article speaks
specifically of hive 0.7. I just tested this in versions 0.7.1 and 0.10.0,
and they both exhibit this bug. I wasn't even able to find a JIRA for this
issue, was I looking wrong? Or should a new one be created?