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Subject [jira] [Commented] (SPARK-22613) Make UNCACHE TABLE behaviour consistent with CACHE TABLE
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:09:00 GMT


Apache Spark commented on SPARK-22613:

User 'vinodkc' has created a pull request for this issue:

> Make UNCACHE TABLE behaviour consistent with CACHE TABLE
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SPARK-22613
>                 URL:
>             Project: Spark
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Spark Core, SQL
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Andreas Maier
>            Priority: Minor
> The Spark SQL function CACHE TABLE is eager by default. Therefore it offers an optional
keyword LAZY in case you do not want to cache the complete table immediately (See
But the corresponding Spark SQL function UNCACHE TABLE is lazy by default and doesn't offer
an option EAGER (See,
So one cannot cache and uncache a table in an eager way using Spark SQL. 
> As a user I want an option EAGER for UNCACHE TABLE. An alternative could be to change
the behaviour of UNCACHE TABLE to be eager by default (consistent with CACHE TABLE) and then
offer an option LAZY also for UNCACHE TABLE. 

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