It doesn’t look like Drill 1.1.0 supports the Hive CHAR type?
create table development.foo
And then in sqlline:
> use `hive.development`;
> select * from foo;
Error: PARSE ERROR: Unsupported Hive data type CHAR.
Following Hive data types are supported in Drill INFORMATION_SCHEMA:
BOOLEAN, BYTE, SHORT, INT, LONG, FLOAT, DOUBLE, DATE, TIMESTAMP,
BINARY, DECIMAL, STRING, VARCHAR, LIST, MAP, STRUCT and UNION
[Error Id: 58bf3940-3c09-4ad2-8f52-d052dffd4b17 on dtpg05:31010] (state=,code=0)
This was originally found when getting failures trying to connect via JDBS using Squirrel. We have the Hive plugin enabled with tables using CHAR.