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Unable to set hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions while starting spark-shell

New Contributor

I'm using Spark 2.0.1 on CDH 5.3.2 and I have a spark application that is giving me below error when running:


org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.metadata.HiveException: Number of dynamic partitions created is 1221, which is more than 1000. To solve this try to set hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions to at least 1221.

To overcome this I referred to and as mentioned in it, I tried to set the value for hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions to 5000 and I did that by adding --conf spark.hadoop.hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions=2000 to the spark-submit command. However I still get the same exact error, it appears that the config is not being applied to the spark application! I do not want to change this value for whole cluster and I just want it to be applied to this spark application, can someone please help me with that?


Expert Contributor

Can you add below property at <spark_home>/conf/hive-site.xml and <hive-home>/conf/hive-site.xml




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Note: Restart HiveServer2 and Spark History Server if it didn't work.



New Contributor

But wouldn't that would change this property setting on the cluster level? I do not intend to do that, I want to apply this setting only at this particular session level.

Expert Contributor

You can try with spark-shell --conf spark.hadoop.hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions=xxxxx. 


$ spark-shell --conf spark.hadoop.hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions=30000
Setting default log level to "WARN".
To adjust logging level use sc.setLogLevel(newLevel). For SparkR, use setLogLevel(newLevel).
Spark context Web UI available at http://hostname:port
Spark context available as 'sc' (master = yarn, app id = application_xxxxxxxxxxxx_xxxx).
Spark session available as 'spark'.
Welcome to
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Using Scala version 2.11.12 (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM, Java 1.8.0_112)
Type in expressions to have them evaluated.
Type :help for more information.

scala> spark.sqlContext.getAllConfs.get("spark.hadoop.hive.exec.max.dynamic.partitions")
res0: Option[String] = Some(30000)

 Ref: SPARK-21574

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