WebHCat Reference PutTableLike
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Create Table Like — PUT ddl/database/:db/table/:existingtable/like/:newtable

Description

Create a new HCatalog table like an existing one.

URL

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

Parameters

Name

Description

Required?

Default

:db

The database name

Required

None

:existingtable

The existing table name

Required

None

:newtable

The new table name

Required

None

group

The user group to use when creating a table

Optional

None

permissions

The permissions string to use when creating a table

Optional

None

external

Allows you to specify a location so that Hive does not use the default location for this table.

Optional

false

ifNotExists

If true, you will not receive an error if the table already exists.

Optional

false

location

The HDFS path

Optional

None

The standard parameters are also supported.

Results

Name

Description

table

The new table name

database

The database name

Example

Curl Command

% curl -s -X PUT -HContent-type:application/json -d {} \
 'http://localhost:50111/templeton/v1/ddl/database/default/table/test_table/like/test_table_2?user.name=ctdean'

JSON Output

{
 "table": "test_table_2",
 "database": "default"
}


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