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Create a new table with Apache Hive

We are going to create a new table with Apache Hive from a previous one, populate it and then perform a UNION ALL of both tables. Below is the script that will create the new table.

-- Below script creates a new table
USE testdb;
-- show current tables
SHOW tables;
-- describe mytable2, table we will use to create mytable4
DESCRIBE mytable2;
-- create new table copying format from mytable2
CREATE TABLE mytable4 LIKE mytable2 ;

SHOW tables;
-- describe newly created table
DESCRIBE mytable4;
-- select content from newly created table
SELECT * FROM mytable4;

We proceed executing via hive in a linux shell.

user@computer:$ hive -f create-new-table.hql

Logging initialized using configuration in file:/etc/hive/conf.dist/hive-log4j.properties
OK
Time taken: 0.898 seconds
OK
mytable
mytable2
newtable3
Time taken: 0.206 seconds, Fetched: 3 row(s)
OK
id int
lname string
fname string
Time taken: 0.263 seconds, Fetched: 3 row(s)
OK
Time taken: 0.272 seconds
OK
mytable
mytable2
mytable4
newtable3
Time taken: 0.043 seconds, Fetched: 4 row(s)
OK
id int
lname string
fname string
Time taken: 0.166 seconds, Fetched: 3 row(s)
OK
Time taken: 0.666 seconds

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