Import data to be queried via the Self Service Drag & Drop Create Table Wizard

Import data to be queried via the Self Service Drag & Drop Create Table Wizard

Create table wizard

If you’ve ever struggled with creating new SQL tables from files, you’ll be happy to learn that this is now much easier. With the latest Hue release, you can now create these in an ad hoc way and thereby expedite self-service analytics. The wizard has been revamped to two simple steps and also offers more formats. Now users just need to:

  1. Select a file
  2. Select the type of table

And that’s it! Files can be dragged & dropped, selected from HDFS or S3 (if configured), and their formats are automatically detected. The wizard also assists when performing advanced functionalities like table partitioning, Kudu tables, and nested types.

To learn more, watch this video:


We hope that the new version of Hue makes self-service analytics easier and faster. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to comment here, on the user list, or via @gethue.

You can find these improvements on the latest Hue or!


  1. Richa Khandelwal 10 months ago

    Does Hue scan upload files to ensure that no malicious files gets uploaded to cluster?

    • Author
      Hue Team 10 months ago

      No, and it’s outside Hue’s scope unfortunately. Maybe it could be enforced using some sort of antivirus on the HDFS nodes?

  2. nader 3 months ago

    if the csv file or parquet change hive will update the database ?

    • Author
      Hue Team 2 months ago

      Yes, but only the content/rows, not the list of columns

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