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HPL/SQL is included to Apache Hive since version 2.0

describe

DESCRIBE Statement

DESCRIBE statement allows you to print a metadata information for the specified database object.

Syntax:

DESCRIBE | DESC [TABLE] table_name

Example:

Describe src table in Hive:

desc src;
--
key                     string                  default
value                   string                  default

Compatibility: Oracle, IBM DB2, Hive, MySQL, MariaDB.

Version: HPL/SQL 0.3.17