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List Tables — GET ddl/database/:db/table

Description

List the tables in an HCatalog database.

URL

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

Parameters

Name

Description

Required?

Default

:db

The database name

Required

None

like

List only tables whose names match the specified pattern

Optional

"*" (List all tables)

The standard parameters are also supported.

Results

Name

Description

tables

A list of table names

database

The database name

Example

Curl Command

% curl -s 'http://localhost:50111/templeton/v1/ddl/database/default/table?user.name=ctdean&like=m*'

JSON Output

{
 "tables": [
   "my_table",
   "my_table_2",
   "my_table_3"
 ],
 "database": "default"
}

JSON Output (error)

{
  "errorDetail": "
    org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.metadata.HiveException: ERROR: The database defaultsd does not exist.
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask.switchDatabase(DDLTask.java:3122)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask.execute(DDLTask.java:224)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.Task.executeTask(Task.java:134)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.TaskRunner.runSequential(TaskRunner.java:57)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.launchTask(Driver.java:1332)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.execute(Driver.java:1123)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.run(Driver.java:931)
        at org.apache.hcatalog.cli.HCatDriver.run(HCatDriver.java:42)
        at org.apache.hcatalog.cli.HCatCli.processCmd(HCatCli.java:247)
        at org.apache.hcatalog.cli.HCatCli.processLine(HCatCli.java:203)
        at org.apache.hcatalog.cli.HCatCli.main(HCatCli.java:162)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
        at org.apache.hadoop.util.RunJar.main(RunJar.java:156)
    ",
  "error": "FAILED: Error in metadata: ERROR: The database defaultsd does not exist.",
  "errorCode": 500,
  "database": "defaultsd"
}


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