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Problems Sqoop importing columns with NULLs
Hi all,

I'm haivng trouble transfering NULLs in a VARCHAR column in a table in
PostgresQL into Hive. A null value ends up as an empty value in Hive,
rather than NULL.

I'm running the following command:

sqoop import --username <username> -P --hive-import --hive-overwrite
--null-string='\\N' --null-non-string '\\N' --direct --compression-codec
org.apache.hadoop.io.compress.SnappyCodec

I'm using Sqoop version 1.4.1 & Hive 0.9.0

Cheers