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Creating and running Temporary functions are discouraged while running a query on LLAP because of security reason since many users are sharing same instances of LLAP, it can create a conflict but still, you can create temp functions using add jar and hive.llap.execution.mode=auto.

with exclusive llap execution mode(hive.llap.execution.mode=only) you will run into the ClassNotFoundException, hive.llap.execution.mode=auto will allow some part of query(map tasks) to run in the tez container.

Here are steps to create a custom permanent function in LLAP(steps are tested on HDP-260)

1. create a jar for UDF function (in this case I am using simple udf):

git clone 

mvn clean package

2. upload the target/SampleCode.jar to the node where HSI is running(in my case I have copied it to /tmp directory)

3. add jar to hive_aux_jars (goto Ambari--> hive --> config --> hive-interactive-env template)

export HIVE_AUX_JARS_PATH=$HIVE_AUX_JARS_PATH:/tmp/SampleCode.jar

4. add the jar to Auxillary JAR list (goto Ambari--> hive --> config --> Auxillary JAR list)

Auxillary JAR list=/tmp/SampleCode.jar

5. restart LLAP

6. create Permanent Custom function

connect to HSI using beeline 

create FUNCTION CustomLength as 'com.rajkrrsingh.hiveudf.CustomLength'; 

describe function CustomLength; 

select CustomLength(description) from sample_07 limit 1;

7. check where the SampleCode.jar localized

root@hdp26 container_e06_1501140901077_0019_01_000002]# pwd
[root@hdp26 container_e06_1501140901077_0019_01_000002]# find . -iname sample*
; ;