HiveCLI support the .hiverc script that is executed at the start of the session. This is helpful for things like registering UDFs, session specific configs etc.
This functionality is missing for beeline and JDBC clients. It would be useful for JDBC driver to support an init script with SQL statements that's automatically executed after connection. The script path can be specified via JDBC connection URL. For example
This can be added to Beeline's command line option like "-i /home/user1/scripts/init.sql"
To help transition from HiveCLI to Beeline, we can keep the default init script as $HOME/.hiverc