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From "Attila Szabo (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (SQOOP-3093) Make --as-parquetfile option available for ExportTool
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:44:58 GMT
Attila Szabo created SQOOP-3093:
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             Summary: Make --as-parquetfile option available for ExportTool
                 Key: SQOOP-3093
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-3093
             Project: Sqoop
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Attila Szabo


Currently --as-parquetfile option is only parsed in case of ImportTool.
This option is checked in CodeGentTool as well, to ensure Sqoop class generation is not clashing
with the Parquet lib AvroIndexedRecordConverter class mechanism. With the help of this option
the class name is altered with a "codegen_" prefix.
However in case of ExportTool this small fix is not applied, thus if the user directly tries
to export a directory containing Parquet files to the very same table from it was imported,
then it will cause a Parquet error, which is only avoidable when the user uses explicitly
the --class-name option, and resolves the name clashing. As the exception thrown in Parquet
is very much not straightforward (it's a ClassCastException) it would be better to make the
option available to ExportTool thus users would know that the usage of this option is very
much suggested (also the documentation could be improved in a parallel JIRA).



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