Create and Insert to Hive table example

Create table :

hive> CREATE TABLE students (name VARCHAR(64), age INT, gpa DECIMAL(3, 2));

Time taken: 1.084 seconds

List tables :

hive> show tables;
Time taken: 0.023 seconds, Fetched: 2 row(s)

Describe table :

hive> describe students;


name                 varchar(64)

age                 int

gpa                 decimal(3,2)

Time taken: 0.052 seconds, Fetched: 3 row(s)

Insert sample data to the above created table :

hive> INSERT INTO TABLE students VALUES (‘ABC’, 35, 1.28), (‘DEF’, 32, 2.32), (‘KLM’, 37, 3.22);
Query ID = root_20180206225557_c24602db-d9bf-480c-ac98-ece3fe4381e8
Total jobs = 1
Launching Job 1 out of 1
Status: Running (Executing on YARN cluster with App id application_1517954394617_0001)

Show data from the above table

hive> select * from students;


ABC 35 1.28

DEF 32 2.32

KLM 37 3.22

Time taken: 0.212 seconds, Fetched: 3 row(s)


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