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Excel data not loading

  • #28596
    Chuck Hooper

    Running Sandbox for Windows, using VirtualBox.
    Using Tableau to access the two sample data sets. All’s well.
    Trying to load a small Excel fie using HCatalog.
    The process runs and says there are no errors, but, no data gets loaded.
    998 rows in the data, 24 columns. Nothing tricky in the Excel file. Single tab.
    Helpful comments appreciated. Thanks, in advance…

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  • #28695

    Hi Chuck,

    To help me in trying to replicate this problem, was the Excel file saved as a tab delimited .txt, .xsl or . . .?


    Chuck Hooper

    Ted, The file I am using is an .XLS file. IF I save that data as a TAB delimited file, it loads OK.
    During the process of loading the TAB delimited file, I see the msg “Creating Table….”, then see the message that it is populating the table.
    When I use the XLS file as input, I ONLY see the “Creating table…” message, then it ends, with no error.
    I don’t see any option to tell HCat to LOAD the XLS data, like I do when processing the TAB delimited file…


    Hi Chuck,

    I should have asked this previously, what version of the Sandbox are you using? I cannot duplicate your issue with an excel sheet filled with random numbers on Sandbox 1.3


    Chuck Hooper

    I’m using 1.3,,, Pulled from the USB stick being handed out at the Hadoop Summit (San Jose CA), last week.
    If you’re interested, here’s a Dropbox link to the demo spreadsheet.

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