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  1. Hive
  2. HIVE-1955

Support non-constant expressions for array indexes.

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.14.0
    • Component/s: None
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      FAILED: Error in semantic analysis: line 4:8 Non Constant Expressions for Array Indexes not Supported dut

      ...just wrote my own UDF to do this, and it is trivial. We should support this natively.

      Let foo have these rows:
      arr i
      [1,2,3] 1
      [3,4,5] 2
      [5,4,3] 2
      [0,0,1] 0

      Then,
      SELECT arr[i] FROM foo
      should return:
      2
      5
      3
      1

      Similarly, for the same table,
      SELECT 3 IN arr FROM foo
      should return:
      true
      true
      true
      false

      ...these use cases are needless limitations of functionality. We shouldn't need UDFs to accomplish these goals.

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              • Assignee:
                navis Navis
                Reporter:
                akramer Adam Kramer
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