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Hive External Table

  • #26949
    richa sharma
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    I want to load data from table A into an external table B in Hive. Once loaded I want to refer data in table B using Pig for row wise operations.

    Currently once the data is loaded into external table – the actual data file has a name like 00000_0. is there a way I can specify what file name to use so that i could refer that in my Pig code ?

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  • #26964
    tedr
    Moderator

    Hi Richa,

    Does the information at this post help http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8536066/hive-create-table-filename-000000-0
    ?

    Thanks,
    Ted.

    #26988
    richa sharma
    Member

    Thanks Ted

    Yes, this is quite helpful. I think I’ll go with sqoop to get the data from Hive.. understood why it doesn’t let us control the file names.

    Thanks again

    Richa

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