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Pig creates wrong schema after dereferencing nested tuple fields
I'm running into a strange problem where Pig is not detecting the schema
correctly when one dereferences multiple fields from a nested tuple. I
wanted to check whether this was a bug I should file on JIRA or whether the
multiple dereference syntax is deprecated or something.

The following script fails:

data = LOAD 'test_data.txt' USING PigStorage() AS (f1: int, f2: int, f3:
int, f4: int);

nested = FOREACH data GENERATE f1, (f2, f3, f4) AS nested_tuple;

dereferenced = FOREACH nested GENERATE f1, nested_tuple.(f2, f3);
DESCRIBE dereferenced;

uses_dereferenced = FOREACH dereferenced GENERATE nested_tuple.f3;
DESCRIBE uses_dereferenced;

The schema of "dereferenced" should be {f1: int, nested_tuple: (f2: int,
f3: int)}. DESCRIBE thinks it is {f1: int, f2: int} instead. When dump is
used, the data is actually in form of the correct schema however, ex.


This is not just a problem with DESCRIBE. Because the schema is incorrect,
the reference to "nested_tuple" in the "uses_dereferenced" statement is
considered to be invalid, and the script fails to run. The error is:

Invalid field projection. Projected field [nested_tuple] does not exist in
schema: f1:int,f2:int.
Russell Jurney 2012-06-22, 19:46