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Hive- how to escape field delimiter in column value to upload sql queries

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Hi,

 

Trying to upload logs into a Hive external table. Some records contain queries which have multiple columns in them, but commas are also the field delimiters. Other questions here recommend using org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde. So I used:

 

ROW FORMAT SERDE 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde'

STORED AS TEXTFILE

LOCATION 'hdfs://hdfs/path/to/directory/external/2020Jun30'

TBLPROPERTIES ('skip.header.line.count'='1');

 

This didn't deal with the additional non-escaped commas in the log file though. So I tried:

ROW FORMAT SERDE 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde'

WITH SERDEPROPERTIES (

   "separatorChar" = ",",

   "quoteChar"     = '"',

   "escapeChar"    = "\\"

)  

STORED AS TEXTFILE

 

However, in Hue I get this error when using org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde:

AnalysisException: Failed to load metadata for table: 'db.ext_table' CAUSED BY: TableLoadingException: Failed to load metadata for table: db.ext_table CAUSED BY: InvalidStorageDescriptorException: Impala does not support tables of this type. REASON: SerDe library 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde' is not supported.

 

I can read from the table via beeline, but not via Hue. Is this something (a library?) that I need to add to Hue?

Or do I need to create the table in some other way?

How do I deal with sql query commas in a comma delimitered log file?

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Explorer

So the answer is the 

'org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde' isn't supported in Impala, but it is in Hive.

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Explorer

So the answer is the 

'org.apache.hadoop.hive.serde2.OpenCSVSerde' isn't supported in Impala, but it is in Hive.

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