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Hive Job — POST hive

Description

Runs a Hive query or set of commands.

Version: Hive 0.13.0 and later

As of Hive 0.13.0, GET version/hive displays the Hive version used for the query or commands.

URL

http://www.myserver.com/templeton/v1/hive

Parameters

Name

Description

Required?

Default

execute

String containing an entire, short Hive program to run.

One of either "execute" or "file" is required.

None

file

HDFS file name of a Hive program to run.

One of either "execute" or "file" is required.

None

define

Set a Hive configuration variable using the syntax define=NAME=VALUE.

Optional

None

arg

Set a program argument. This parameter was introduced in Hive 0.12.0. (See HIVE-4444.)

Optional in Hive 0.12.0+

None

files

Comma-separated files to be copied to the map reduce cluster. This parameter was introduced in Hive 0.12.0. (See HIVE-4444.)

Optional in Hive 0.12.0+

None

statusdir

A directory where WebHCat will write the status of the Hive job. If provided, it is the caller's responsibility to remove this directory when done.

Optional

None

enablelog

If statusdir is set and enablelog is "true", collect Hadoop job configuration and logs into a directory named $statusdir/logs after the job finishes. Both completed and failed attempts are logged. The layout of subdirectories in $statusdir/logs is: 

logs/$job_id (directory for $job_id) 
logs/$job_id/job.xml.html 
logs/$job_id/$attempt_id (directory for $attempt_id) 
logs/$job_id/$attempt_id/stderr 
logs/$job_id/$attempt_id/stdout 
logs/$job_id/$attempt_id/syslog 

This parameter was introduced in Hive 0.12.0. (See HIVE-4531.)

Optional in Hive 0.12.0+None

callback

Define a URL to be called upon job completion. You may embed a specific job ID into this URL using $jobId. This tag will be replaced in the callback URL with this job's job ID.

Optional

None

The standard parameters are also supported.

Results

Name

Description

id

A string containing the job ID similar to "job_201110132141_0001".

info

A JSON object containing the information returned when the job was queued. See the Hadoop documentation (Class TaskController) for more information.

Example

Curl Command

% curl -s -d execute="select+*+from+pokes;" \
       -d statusdir="pokes.output" \
       'http://localhost:50111/templeton/v1/hive?user.name=ekoifman'

Version information

Prior to Hive 0.13.0, user.name was specified in POST requests as a form parameter: curl -d user.name=<user>.

In Hive 0.13.0 onward, user.name should be specified in the query string (as shown above): 'http://.../templeton/v1/hive?user.name=<name>'. Specifying user.name as a form parameter is deprecated.

JSON Output

{
 "id": "job_201111111311_0005",
 "info": {
          "stdout": "templeton-job-id:job_201111111311_0005
                    ",
          "stderr": "",
          "exitcode": 0
         }
}

Example Results

% hadoop fs -ls pokes.output
Found 2 items
-rw-r--r--   1 ctdean supergroup        610 2011-11-11 13:22 /user/ctdean/pokes.output/stderr
-rw-r--r--   1 ctdean supergroup         15 2011-11-11 13:22 /user/ctdean/pokes.output/stdout

% hadoop fs -cat pokes.output/stdout
1       a
2       bb
3       ccc
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