As per this JIRA HIVE-11217, there was a bug in Hive where a CTAS statement having NULL in select clause throws IllegalArgumentException:Unknown primitive type VOID.
The bug was fixed and patched in version 1.3.0 and 2.0.0 as per the JIRA and the solution was to use CAST to specify a type when having NULL in select clause.
If I am using Hive 1.2.x and my CTAS select clause has "CAST(null as bigint)" will it still throw
IllegalArgumentException:Unknown primitive type VOID ?
Try using CAST, then it should not throw any exception and
should work fine
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