New SQL Editor

New SQL Editor

Here is the new SQL Editor!

Hue now has a generic editor that supports any languages but currently focuses on SQL. It is a single page app that is much faster than before and simpler to use. Here is a list of some important functionalities and a video demo that show them in action:

  • No page reload when switching between queries
  • Live history of running and past queries
  • Enhanced support for Hive and Impala
  • Extendable to any programming language


  • Metadata Browsing
    • Support listing and filtering thousands of databases or tables
    • Quick links to table browsers
    • Statistics
  • Query edition
    • Smart autocomplete
    • Format a query, search and replace
    • Parameterization
    • Expanded view, fixed column/row headers, jump to a column..
    • Bar, pie, marker map, gradient map, scater plots charting
    • Links to jobs and logs
    • Solr SQL support
    • JDBC support (beta)
  • Result manipulation


We hope that this new editor makes you SQL on Hadoop even more productive! If you want to connect with other databases and engines, feel free to write a new connector or engage the community on the hue-user list. The next iteration in Hue 3.11 (~Q3 2016) will polish even more the user experience so any feedback (bug, feature..) is welcomed!


Grid result view

Grid result view


Result Widget view

Result widget view


  1. Rohan 3 years ago

    Any way to backup the notebook? Like in iPython we can backup the ipynb file and open it later.


  2. sanket 2 years ago


    I am using Hue to phoenix queries using notebook. It’s all working file but is there any way to export result as CSV? Like there is in beeswax. i searched around a lot but I only found options to make graph and other things.


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