07-25-2018 09:38 AM
What do you mean by table owner ?
If you use apache sentry just login to impala-shell by the user concerned (owner) and execute
and you'll see just this user tables
07-25-2018 08:37 PM
@AcharkiMed - Thanks for responding to the post.
To explain long story short... We are using MicroStrategy Reporting tool with Apache Impala which creates tables while running the reports. Some times if the report fails the drop tables doestnt get executed and it results in junk tables in impala and they never get dropped unless we explicitly drop them.
So I wanted to list out the tables which are created by a db login so that I can go ahead drop all the tables which are created by a seperate login.
Let me know if you need more info.
07-26-2018 02:17 AM
You can do it by two kind of scripts:
1- show all tables:
get the list and run this query on all tables:
DESCRIBE FORMATTED tableX;
Then you can get the results and extract the owner, if it's the desired one, drop the table.
2- Connect with your hive metastore DB and get the table list of the owner you want
SELECT "TBL_NAME" FROM "TBLS" WHERE "OWNER" = 'ownerX';
Then drop them.