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Unable to delete partition having %01 in the name

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Dear Members,

 

I have accidently created a partition having characters %01 in the name. %01 is start of header `as per the notepad++`.

When i am trying to delete the partition using ALTER statement, there is no error but partition also not getting deleted.

 

can anyone suggest how to delete such partitions with special characters.

 

ALTER TABLE <table_name> DROP IF EXISTS PARTITION (code='YATHAH%0188QW');

 

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@hive1 

 

Can you set below param:

 

 set hive.msck.path.validation=skip;

Then use

 

MSCK REPAIR TABLE tablename DROP PARTITIONS;

 

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Explorer

Hello Asish,

 

Thanks for response. I tried as per your comments still the result is same.

Partition is not getting dropped.

 

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hi @hive1  WHat is the error you recieved?

Can you also try with set hive.msck.path.validation=ignore

 

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There is no error, i think the partition is not getting recognized because of -> %01  

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Hello Asish, This also didn't work.

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@hive1 
What is the hive version? Can you try the below and revert
Set  the below two properties before executing the rename partition

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hive> set fs.hdfs.impl.disable.cache=false;
hive> set fs.file.impl.disable.cache=false;

Then run the rename partition command

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hive> ALTER TABLE <table_name> (code='YATHAH%0188QW') RENAME TO PARTITION (code='new_name');

Share the output for further analysis

 

 

 

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