Can this be only used in regular select statement or also as arguments to UDF? In this case, how shall I define my UDF/GenericUDF method signature to accept column in this form? Will Hive automatically expand the column list and pass them to customized UDF?
If there is any example, that would be very helpful.
From: Steven Wong <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Subject: RE: pass entire row as parameter in hive UDF
Would https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/LanguageManual+Select#LanguageManualSelect-REGEXColumnSpecification work for you in the meantime?
From:Chen Song [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:15 AM
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Subject: pass entire row as parameter in hive UDF
In HIVE, I would like to write a UDF that accepts a sequence of parameters. Due to that the number of parameters is large and the particular function that I am writing is specific to a set of tables (joined in some way in the SQL), I am wondering if there is a way to pass the entire row as a wildcard parameter and then queried for its fields in UDF within this context, as shown in the below example.
select my_function(*) as my_column from t1, t2, etc where [a set of join conditions].
I did some investigation and found there was a JIRA opened for this.
This ticket is opened as a follow up to ticket HIVE-287 to support star expansion in general and seems still open. If anyone knows a way to pass the entire row as a context in UDF, that would be very helpful.