[database] Insert data into hive table

Using a Cygwin distribution, I've installed Hadoop 0.20.3 and Hive 0.11.0.

First of all, I don't understand how to use the Hive CLI:

hive> show tables;

Then enter and nothing happens. I can execute queries using hive -e/-f.

Then, I've created a table:

CREATE TABLE tweet_table(
tweet STRING
COMMENT 'Table of string'

But how can I insert data into this table? I see some INSERT INTO examples but when I try:

INSERT INTO TABLE tweet_table (tweet) VALUES ("data")

I've got an error:

FAILED: ParseException line 1:30 cannot recognize input near '(' 'tweet' ')' in select clause

How can I append data in my table?

This question is related to database hadoop hive

The answer is

You can insert new data into table by two ways.

  1. Load the data of a file into table using load command.

  2. You can insert new data into table by using select query.

    INSERT INTO table tablename1 select columnlist FROM secondtable;

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