SET Statements
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SET Statements #

Description #

The SET statement sets a property which provide a ways to set variables for a session and configuration property including system variable and Hive configuration. But environment variable can’t be set via SET statement. The behavior of SET with Hive dialect is compatible to Hive’s.

EXAMPLES #

-- set Flink's configuration
SET table.sql-dialect=default;

-- set Hive's configuration
SET hiveconf:k1=v1;

-- set system property
SET system:k2=v2;

-- set vairable for current session
SET hivevar:k3=v3;

-- get value for configuration
SET table.sql-dialect;
SET hiveconf:k1;
SET system:k2;
SET hivevar:k3;

-- only print Flink's configuration
SET;

-- print all configurations
SET -v;

Note:

  • In Hive, the SET command SET xx=yy whose key has no prefix is equivalent to SET hiveconf:xx=yy, which means it’ll set it to Hive Conf. But in Flink, with Hive dialect, such SET command set xx=yy will set xx with value yy to Flink’s configuration. So, if you want to set configuration to Hive’s Conf, please add the prefix hiveconf:, using the SET command like SET hiveconf:xx=yy.
  • In Hive dialect, the key/value to be set shouldn’t be quoted.