In some cases the error messages returned from the Java client after a call to createTable() are not particularly user friendly. For example, running the following statement from Impala results in the following error:
Other cases where the messages could be improved are:
- Setting number of hash buckets to 1: error doesn't indicate which is the problematic HASH distribute by param
- Using the same column in multiple HASH distribute by params: "hash bucket schema components must not contain columns in common".