Thanks Josh, Sorry if you felt like I am wasting community time, it took some time for me to figure out how to handle hbase-site.xml for Zeppelin phoenix connection, may be its a zeppelin question than phoenix, in my case the only extra parameter I am using is phoenix.schema.isNamespaceMappingEnabled, I thought it should default to true. thanks for the explanation why it shouldn't


On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Josh Elser <> wrote:
Most likely to avoid breaking existing functionality.

As this mapping is a relatively new feature, we wouldn't want to force it upon new users.

The need for Phoenix to have the proper core-site, hdfs-site, and hbase-site XML files on the classpath is a fair knock though (although, the lack of ability to provide classpath element continues to boggle my mind as "normal"). I think discussion around how to better handle this would be a much better use of your and the community's time :)

Sudhir Babu Pothineni wrote:
is there any specific reason default value of
phoenix.schema.isNamespaceMappingEnabled set to false?

when using multiple clients like Zeppelin, DbVisualizer etc.. we need to
maintain hbase-site.xml. Particularly latest version of Zeppelin is not
recognizing hbase-site.xml, it worked only when I included into phoenix
client jar (jar uf phoenix-<version>-client.jar hbase-site.xml).