BDA V4.1/CDH 5.3.0 Hive Not Able to Create External Table Getting: "FAILED: IllegalArgumentException Error: name expected at the position 4385 of 'decimal(10,0):decimal(10,0)" (Doc ID 2081461.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.1.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On BDA V4.1/CDH 5.3.0 Hive is not able to create an external table when a column type length exceeds 4000 characters. IllegalArgumentException like below is raised:

FAILED: IllegalArgumentException Error: name expected at the position 4385 of 'decimal(10,0):decimal(10,0)

 

Cause

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