How to get column names from Hive table?

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How can I get only the column names from a table in Hive?
Nov 28, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by slayer
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You can try this:

describe database.tablename;
answered Nov 28, 2018 by Omkar
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To get all the columns of a particular table from belongs to particular database use the following:

hive> use <database_name>;

hive> desc <table_name>;
answered Jun 4 by anonymous

edited Jun 4 by Omkar
If I am not wrong, this will display more information than just the table names.

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