-Re: changing field delimiter for an existing table?
Igor Tatarinov 2012-05-12, 00:15
Thanks but that requires fixing the table schema. Actually, I haven't found
a way to change the delimiters of an existing table (created with a LIKE
statement). I did find a workaround.
While I don't know the schema of the data, I do know the number of columns,
so I am going to create a table with N string columns and my preferred
delimiter and then insert into it. Hive doesn't seem to mind inserting
numeric data into a string column so that should work regardless of the
expressions I will be "inserting".
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM, David Kulp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Here is the default textfile. Substitute delimiters as necessary.
> CREATE TABLE ...
> ROW FORMAT DELIMITED
> FIELDS TERMINATED BY '\001' COLLECTION ITEMS TERMINATED BY '\002' MAP KEYS
> TERMINATED BY '\003'
> LINES TERMINATED BY '\n'
> STORED AS TEXTFILE;
> On May 11, 2012, at 5:58 PM, Igor Tatarinov wrote:
> Is that possible?
> What I am trying to do is create an S3 table using CTAS. Since CTAS
> doesn't allow specifying a location, I have to create a managed table first:
> CREATE TABLE T AS
> SELECT ...;
> (I don't want to fix T's schema because the list of selected expressions
> is dynamically generated and can change.)
> Then, I want to create an s3 table like T:
> CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE S LIKE S
> LOCATION ...;
> Unfortunately, I can't specify a different delimiter there ('\t' instead
> of the default one). Is there another way to do that before INSERTing into
> the S3 table?