I created a Kudu table via the KuduContext, and creation was successful. I copied the CREATE TABLE statement from the Kudu UI and tried to execute it on the Impala shell. However, it complains of "invalid table/name". Here is the error:
@Alexey1c: Thanks for your reply. The string before the “.” Is in fact the database name. I contected Cloudera Support and they confirmed that the CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement on the Kudu UI is erroneous.