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  1. Spark
  2. SPARK-27838

Support user provided non-nullable avro schema for nullable catalyst schema without any null record

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4.3
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Component/s: SQL
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      Description

      When the data is read from the sources, the catalyst schema is always nullable. Since Avro uses Union type to represent nullable, when any non-nullable avro file is read and then written out, the schema will always be changed. This PR provides a solution for users to keep the Avro schema without being forced to use Union type.

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            • Assignee:
              dbtsai DB Tsai
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              dbtsai DB Tsai

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