WebHCat Reference GetColumn
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Describe Column — GET ddl/database/:db/table/:table/column/:column

Description

Describe a single column in an HCatalog table.

URL

http://www.myserver.com/templeton/v1/ddl/database/:db/table/:table/column/:column

Parameters

Name

Description

Required?

Default

:db

The database name

Required

None

:table

The table name

Required

None

:column

The column name

Required

None

The standard parameters are also supported.

Results

Name

Description

database

The database name

table

The table name

column

A JSON object containing the column name, type, and comment (if any)

Example

Curl Command

% curl -s 'http://localhost:50111/templeton/v1/ddl/database/default/table/test_table/column/price?user.name=ctdean'

JSON Output

{
 "database": "default",
 "table": "test_table",
 "column": {
   "name": "price",
   "comment": "The unit price",
   "type": "float"
 }
}


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