To the best of my knowledge the only way to use Sqoop export with Parquet is via the --hcat options, sample below  

sqoop export --connect $MYSQL_CONN --username $MYSQL_USER --password $MYSQL_PSWD --table t2 --num-mappers 1 --hcatalog-database default --hcatalog-table t1_parquet_table

Markus Kemper
Cloudera Support

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 12:36 PM Preethi Krishnan <> wrote:




I’m using the scoop Hadoop jar to scoop the data from Postgres to Google Cloud (GCS). It is working fine for text format. But I’m unable to load it in the parquet format. It does not fail but it does not load the data either.The jar file I’m using is sqoop-1.4.7-hadoop260.jar. 


Is there any specific way I should be loading the data in parquet format using sqoop?