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On BDA 4.13/CDH 5.15 and Higher Impala Queries to Parquet Files Raise "invalid file metadata at file offset. Error = couldn't deserialize thrift msg" (Doc ID 2585870.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2019

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.13.0 and later
Linux x86-64


On BDA 4.13 / CDH 5.15 and higher,  error messages like below can be raised in Impala (via the CLI or in Hue) when querying tables stored as Parquet:

WARNINGS: File hdfs://<PATH> has invalid file metadata at file offset . Error = couldn't deserialize thrift msg: type:.

The error is random for different tables. And running "refresh <TABLE>" on the table to force a refresh of file metadata does not help.


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