Why CREATE EXTERNAL keyword is used in Hive?

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When there is already a way exist to create a table in hive, why create external keyword has been used?

May 15 in Big Data Hadoop by rashmi
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Hey,

The create external keyword is used to create a table and provides a location where the table will create, so that Hive does not use a default location for this table. An EXTERNAL table points to any HDFS location for its storage, rather than default storage.

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