Improved HBase cell editor with history in Hue 3.9

Improved HBase cell editor with history in Hue 3.9

For Hue 3.9 we’ve made some improvements to the HBase Browser that will make your life easier when editing cell contents.



In the full editor the cell history is now shown on the right-hand side and selecting an old entry will allow you to revert the current contents to that specific version. You can also look at historical entries while editing without loosing the current edited value, the current version is always shown on top of the list.

Screenshot 2015-08-20 16.32.50

When uploading binaries the editor will auto-sense the type and show it in the correct format. Before it was restricted to the initial type, so when uploading an image in a text cell it would show the binary string, now it shows the image.

Screenshot 2015-08-20 16.34.44


As usual, feel free to send feedback on the hue-user list or @gethue!



  1. wr 3 years ago

    I sure wish you would explain here:
    1. Can I use just Hue with Cloudera Manager: your site suggest yes but your tutorials show Hue inside Cloudera Manager
    2. How can I overcome Failed to authenticate to HBase Thrift Server, check authentication configurations.

    Your tutorial shows how to impersonate but it solves the problem using Cloudera Manager

  2. Ashley Mort 3 years ago

    I am hitting the same error. How do I set it up for no authentication?

  3. ASIF 1 year ago

    Can i use hue for Apache Hadoop-2/hbase , if yes can you provide me the steps for it.

    • Author
      Hue Team 1 year ago

      Yes, it works with HBase 1 and 2.

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