If you use hive-thrift/hive-service you can get the location of a
table through the Table API (instead of Dean's horrid bash-isms)
Table t = ....
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Dean Wampler
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'll mention another bash hack that I use all the time:
> hive -e 'some_command' | grep for_what_i_want |
> For example, the following command will print just the value of
> hive.metastore.warehouse.dir, sending all the logging junk written to stderr
> to /dev/null and stripping off the leading "hive.metastore.warehouse.dir="
> from the stdout output:
> hive -e 'set hive.metastore.warehouse.dir;' 2> /dev/null | sed -e
> (No grep subcommand required in this case...)
> You could do something similar with DESCRIBE EXTENDED table PARTION(...)
> Suppose you want a script that works for any property. Put the following in
> a script file, say hive-prop.sh:
> hive -e "set $1;" 2> /dev/null | sed -e "s/$1=//"
> Make it executable (chmod +x /path/to/hive-prop.sh), then run it this way:
> /path/to/hive-prop.sh hive.metastore.warehouse.dir
> Back to asking for for metadata for a table. The following script will
> determine the location of a particular partition for an external
> "mydatabase.stocks" table:
> hive -e "describe formatted mydatabase.stocks partition(exchange='NASDAQ',
> symbol='AAPL');" 2> /dev/null | grep Location | sed -e "s/Location:[ \t]*//"
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Parag Sarda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hello Hive Users,
>> I am writing a program in java which is bundled as JAR and executed using
>> hadoop jar command. I would like to access hive metadata (read partitions
>> informations) in this program. I can ask user to set HIVE_CONF_DIR
>> environment variable before calling my program or ask for any reasonable
>> parameters to be passed. I do not want to force user to run hive megastore
>> service if possible to increase reliability of program by avoiding
>> external dependencies.
>> What is the recommended way to get partitions information? Here is my
>> 1. Make sure my jar is bundled with hive-metastore library.
>> 2. Use HiveMetastoreClient
>> Is this correct? If yes, how to read the hive configuration from
>>  http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.apache.hive/hive-metastore
>> Thanks in advance,
> Dean Wampler, Ph.D.