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ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

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ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

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I am trying to run a sqoop command through oozie and it says :

Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

in oozie launcher logs.

This is what my command looks like:

import-all-tables --driver com.mysql.jdbc.Driver --connect jdbc:mysql://warehouse.swtched.com/erp --username hive --password hive -m 1 --target-dir sblDW

The target-dir attribute works just fine when I am running in through command line. How do I fix this?

error:

>>> Invoking Sqoop command line now >>>

2893 [main] WARN  org.apache.sqoop.tool.SqoopTool  - $SQOOP_CONF_DIR has not been set in the environment. Cannot check for additional configuration.
2016-05-06 11:11:34,741 WARN  [main] tool.SqoopTool (SqoopTool.java:loadPluginsFromConfDir(177)) - $SQOOP_CONF_DIR has not been set in the environment. Cannot check for additional configuration.
2941 [main] INFO  org.apache.sqoop.Sqoop  - Running Sqoop version: 1.4.6.2.4.0.0-169
2016-05-06 11:11:34,789 INFO  [main] sqoop.Sqoop (Sqoop.java:<init>(97)) - Running Sqoop version: 1.4.6.2.4.0.0-169
2965 [main] WARN  org.apache.sqoop.tool.BaseSqoopTool  - Setting your password on the command-line is insecure. Consider using -P instead.
2016-05-06 11:11:34,813 WARN  [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:applyCredentialsOptions(1026)) - Setting your password on the command-line is insecure. Consider using -P instead.
2967 [main] ERROR org.apache.sqoop.tool.BaseSqoopTool  - Error parsing arguments for import-all-tables:
2016-05-06 11:11:34,815 ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(304)) - Error parsing arguments for import-all-tables:
2967 [main] ERROR org.apache.sqoop.tool.BaseSqoopTool  - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir
2016-05-06 11:11:34,815 ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir
2967 [main] ERROR org.apache.sqoop.tool.BaseSqoopTool  - Unrecognized argument: sblDW
2016-05-06 11:11:34,815 ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: sblDW
Intercepting System.exit(1)
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Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

Try replacing --target-dir with --warehouse-dir. Table t1 will be imported into directory warehouse-dir/t1. Regarding Hive, add --hive-import, the very first time use --create-hive-table, and after that use --hive-overwrite. If troubles continue, test your Oozie Sqoop action on a single table import into hdfs, just to make sure you have the right syntax. After that retry import-all-tables.

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Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

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Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

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@Kuldeep Kulkarni : Are you sure that --target-dir works with import-all-tables?

As this link says, it does not.

Also, what should be the command to import all tables in hive without having to create the tables first in hive?

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/chennaihug/hWAKeO9Lnh0/y7RBYtti6AgJ

Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

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@simran kaur - As per your comment "The target-dir attribute works just fine when I am running in through command line. How do I fix this?"

If it is working via command line then it should work via oozie.

Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

Expert Contributor

@Kuldeep KulkarniOh, I forgot to mention that it was only single table import that i had tried through command line. Also, could you please clarify how do I import all tables in a particular directory?

Re: ERROR [main] tool.BaseSqoopTool (BaseSqoopTool.java:hasUnrecognizedArgs(307)) - Unrecognized argument: --target-dir

Try replacing --target-dir with --warehouse-dir. Table t1 will be imported into directory warehouse-dir/t1. Regarding Hive, add --hive-import, the very first time use --create-hive-table, and after that use --hive-overwrite. If troubles continue, test your Oozie Sqoop action on a single table import into hdfs, just to make sure you have the right syntax. After that retry import-all-tables.

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