> I had a similar need and came across
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-1304 but haven't got round
> to trying it yet.
well that looks exactly like what I'm looking for. The missing link
for me was this line:
I've used it before but I don't know why I didn't think of it now.
I've even mentioned it in my initial mail :(
Thanks! I'll go ahead and try it right now.