if you are able to trace the underlying oracle session you can see whether a commit has been called or not.

On 21 Jun 2016, at 09:57, Robin East <robin.east@xense.co.uk> wrote:

I’m not sure - I don’t know what those APIs do under the hood. It simply rang a bell with something I have fallen foul of in the past (not with Spark though) - have wasted many hours forgetting to commit and then scratching my head as why my data is not persisting.

On 21 Jun 2016, at 09:20, Mich Talebzadeh <mich.talebzadeh@gmail.com> wrote:

that is a very interesting point. I am not sure. how can I do that with


like .. commit?


On 21 June 2016 at 08:56, Robin East <robin.east@xense.co.uk> wrote:
random thought - do you need an explicit commit with the 2nd method?

On 20 Jun 2016, at 21:35, Mich Talebzadeh <mich.talebzadeh@gmail.com> wrote:


I have a DF based on a table and sorted and shown below

This is fine and when I register as tempTable I can populate the underlying table sales 2 in Hive. That sales2 is an ORC table 

 val s = HiveContext.table("sales_staging")
  val sorted = s.sort("prod_id","cust_id","time_id","channel_id","promo_id")
  sqltext = """
  INSERT INTO TABLE oraclehadoop.sales2
        , CUST_ID
        , TIME_ID
        , CHANNEL_ID
        , PROMO_ID
        , AMOUNT_SOLD
  FROM tmp
  HiveContext.sql("select count(1) from oraclehadoop.sales2").show
  HiveContext.sql("truncate table oraclehadoop.sales2")

  HiveContext.sql("select count(1) from oraclehadoop.sales2").show

When I truncate the Hive table and use sorted.save("oraclehadoop.sales2")

It does not save any data

Started at
[20/06/2016 21:21:57.57]
|   _c0|
|918843|    // This works
[Stage 7:============================================>              (3 + 1) / 4]SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
SLF4J: See http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#StaticLoggerBinder for further details.
|  0|      // This does not
Finished at
[20/06/2016 21:22:30.30]

Any ideas if anyone has seen this before?

The issue is saving data. Saving through tempTable works but the other one does not work.