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From Jeffrey Lyons <>
Subject RE: Can't add views on HBase tables after upgrade
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:56:04 GMT
Hey Samarth,

Thanks for looking into that for me! I can give you a bit more information about what I’m

We have view creation scripts that we use to create our schema when we spin up development
environments. These scripts also get run on upgrades to our main cluster if we need to add
new views. The views are created directly on our existing HBase tables.

These view creation scripts work fine in 4.4-HBase-0.98, but they use the unsupported method
you describe below, basically creating a view with a select statement directly over an HBase
table. When I upgraded to the new version they fail.

I guess if someone could either confirm that  “CREATE VIEW T_VIEW AS SELECT * FROM T;”
is unsupported, or point me to some docs that reiterate that, it would help my case to refactor
all the scripts to fit the supported format.


From: Samarth Jain []
Sent: September-14-15 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: Can't add views on HBase tables after upgrade


Can you tell us how are creating your view over the existing HBase table? For example this
works for me:

HBase shell:
create 'T', 'f1', 'f2', 'f3'
Phoenix sql line:
create view T ("f1".col1 INTEGER)
Note that HBase shell is case sensitive. So we need to put the family name f1 in double quotes.

The below however isn't supported:

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM, James Taylor <<>>
If we've broken views over HBase tables, we'll need to -1 the RC and get a fix IMO. Thanks
in advance for offering to look into it, Samarth.

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Samarth Jain <<>>

I will look into this and get back to you.

- Samarth

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Jeffrey Lyons <<>>
Hey all,

I have recently tried upgrading my Phoenix version from 4.4-HBase-0.98 to build 835 on 4.x-HBase-0.98
to get some of the new changes. After the upgrade it seems that I can’t add new views directly
over raw HBase tables, though it seems to work fine over Phoenix tables or views.

The error it gives when I try to add a view is:

Error: ERROR 1012 (42M03): Table undefined. tableName=<myTable> (state=42M03,code=1012)
org.apache.phoenix.schema.TableNotFoundException: ERROR 1012 (42M03): Table undefined. tableName=<myTable>
        at org.apache.phoenix.schema.PMetaDataImpl.getTable(
        at org.apache.phoenix.schema.MetaDataClient.createTableInternal(
        at org.apache.phoenix.schema.MetaDataClient.createTable(
        at org.apache.phoenix.compile.CreateTableCompiler$2.execute(
        at org.apache.phoenix.jdbc.PhoenixStatement$
        at org.apache.phoenix.jdbc.PhoenixStatement$
        at org.apache.phoenix.jdbc.PhoenixStatement.executeMutation(
        at org.apache.phoenix.jdbc.PhoenixStatement.execute(
        at sqlline.Commands.execute(
        at sqlline.Commands.sql(
        at sqlline.SqlLine.dispatch(
        at sqlline.SqlLine.begin(
        at sqlline.SqlLine.start(
        at sqlline.SqlLine.main(

(myTable is an Hbase table name in this case)

Any advice, or could this just be an issue with the current state of the code?


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