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From "Veena Basavaraj (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SQOOP-1965) Naming support for Connector, Link, Job instances
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:32:34 GMT

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Veena Basavaraj commented on SQOOP-1965:
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we already support the rest apis via names, probably adding this support to command line should
be very trivial.

> Naming support for Connector, Link, Job instances
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SQOOP-1965
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-1965
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: sqoop2-api
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>            Reporter: Jerry Chen
>             Fix For: 1.99.5
>
>
> Currently, each connector, link or job instances are identified by an numbered id. (Automatically
allocated by increment?) 
> The id is used everywhere in the shell to refer to the specific object instance. For
example, when creating a Job, link id number are specified as from or to link.
> Using of numbered id is simple for the implementation but the numbered id is very difficult
to make reference and hard to remember.
> It is a common practice to give a meaningful name to each instance and thus can be referenced
with the name. This can dramatically increase the usability of the system. 



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