HiveMetaStoreClient returns list of partitions for a given filter criteria
(which supports only string based partitions, we need to open a jira for
For each of these partitions, you can
ptn.getSd().getLocation() to get its location.
Or you can use mysql directly (if thats okay with you, I m sure its not
select LOCATION from PARTITIONS ptn, SDS sd where sd.SD_ID=ptn.SD_ID and
PART_NAME='part=1'... you may also want to join this with TBLS for things
like TBL_NAME. You will have to consider non partitioned tables separately.
All the information should be available in schema of metastore.
On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Chris Kudelka <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Is there an easy/elegant way to query hive for a table's (and a
> partition's) location in HDFS?
> I'm aware that you can get the location using "describe extended
> table_name" but it like to be able to query on just the location key.
> If not, is there a way to do so using the mysql metastore db?
> Ideally, I'd come out with something like: