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What files are including in an external table with an active data feed to the storage directory

What files are including in an external table with an active data feed to the storage directory

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I have created a Hive external table on a directory that receives frequent updates with new avro files. New files come in every minute. If I run "select * from external_table", the query takes roughly five minutes to return. Will the query return only data that was present when the query was issued, or will it include records from files that entered the directory after the query was issue, but before it returned?

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