Known Issues in Hue

Learn about the known issues in Hue, the impact or changes to the functionality, and the workaround.

Downloading Impala query results containing special characters in CSV format fails with ASCII codec error
In CDP, Hue is compatible with Python 2.7.x, but the Tablib library for Hue has been upgraded from 0.10.x to 0.14.x, which is generally used with the Python 3 release. If you try to download Impala query results having special characters in the result set in a CSV format, then the download may fail with the ASCII unicode decode error.
To fix this issue, downgrade the Tablib library to 0.12.x.
  1. SSH into the Hue server host.
  2. Change directory to the following:
    cd /opt/cloudera/parcels/CDH-7.x/lib/
  3. Back up the hue directory:
    cp -R hue hue_orginal
  4. Change to the hue directory:
    cd hue
  5. Install the Wheel package using pip:
    ./build/env/bin/pip install wheel

    The Wheel package is used to avoid recompiling your software during every install.

  6. Install the Python Setuptools package for Hue as follows:
    ./build/env/bin/pip setuptools==44.1.0
  7. Install Tablib version 0.12.1 as follows:
    ./build/env/bin/pip install tablib==0.12.1
  8. Go to Cloudera Manager and restart the Hue service.
Impala SELECT table query fails with UTF-8 codec error
Hue cannot handle columns containing non-UTF8 data. As a result, you may see the following error while queying tables from the Impala editor in Hue: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0x91 in position 6: invalid start byte.
To resolve this issue, contact Cloudera Support to apply the following software patch: ENGESC-3457.
Psycopg2 library needed for PostgreSQL-backed Hue when on RHEL 8 or Ubuntu 20 platforms
You may see a warning on the Host Inspector Results page stating that a compatible version of the Psycopg2 library is missing on your host if you have installed CDP 7.1.7 on RHEL 8 or Ubuntu 20 platforms and if you are using PostgreSQL as the backend database for Hue. This is because RHEL 8 and Ubuntu 20 contain Python 3 by default and Hue does not support Python 3.
Hue in Runtime 7 requires version 2.7.5 of the psycopg2 Python package for connecting to a PostgreSQL database. If you are on RHEL 8 or Ubuntu 20, then you must install one of the following compatible psycopg2 package versions before deploying CDP 7.1.7 on your cluster: 2.7.5, 2.7.6.1, and 2.7.7. For more information, see Installing the psycopg2 Python Package.
Connection failed error when accessing the Search app (Solr) from Hue

If you are using Solr with Hue to generate interactive dashboards and for indexing data, and if you have deployed two Solr services on your cluster and selected the second one as a dependency for Hue, then Cloudera Manager assigns the hostname of the first Solr service and the port number of the second Solr service generating an incorrect Solr URL in the search section of the hue.ini file. As a result, you may see a “Connection failed” error when you try to access the Search app from the Hue web UI.

  1. Log into Cloudera Manager as an Administrator.
  2. Go to Clusters > Hue service > Configuration and add the following lines in the Hue Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hue_safety_valve.ini field:
    [search]
    # URL of the Solr Server
    solr_url=http://[***HOSTNAME***]:[***PORT***]/solr/
    For example:
    solr_url=http://solr2:4567/solr/
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Restart the Hue service.
Invalid S3 URI error while accessing S3 bucket

The Hue Load Balancer merges the double slashes (//) in the S3 URI into a single slash (/) so that the URI prefix "/filebrowser/view=S3A://" is changed to "/filebrowser/view=S3A:/". This results in an error when you try to access the S3 buckets from the Hue File Browser through the port 8889.

The Hue web UI displays the following error: “Unknown error occurred”.

The Hue server logs record the “ValueError: Invalid S3 URI: S3A” error.

To resolve this issue, add the following property in the Hue Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet:
  1. Sign in to Cloudera Manager as an administrator.
  2. Go to Clusters > Hue service > Configurations > Load Balancer and search for the Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for httpd.conf field.
  3. Specify MergeSlashes OFF in the Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for httpd.conf field.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Restart the Hue Load Balancer.

    You should be able to load the S3 browser from both 8888 and 8889 ports.

    Alternatively, you can use the Hue server port 8888 instead of the load balancer port 8889 to resolve this issue.

Error while rerunning Oozie workflow

You may see an error such as the following while rerunning an an already executed and finished Oozie workflow through the Hue web interface: E0504: App directory [hdfs:/cdh/user/hue/oozie/workspaces/hue-oozie-1571929263.84] does not exist.

To resolve this issue, add the following property in the Hue Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet:
  1. Sign in to Cloudera Manager as an administrator.
  2. Go to Clusters > Hue service > Configurations > Load Balancer and search for the Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for httpd.conf field.
  3. Specify MergeSlashes OFF in the Load Balancer Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for httpd.conf field.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Restart the Hue Load Balancer.
Python-psycopg2 package version 2.8.4 not compatible with Hue

Ubuntu 18.04 provides python-psycopg2 package version 2.8.4 but it is not compatible with Hue because of a bug in the Django framework.

Downgrade the package at the OS level by running the following command:
sudo apt install python-psycopg2==2.7.5
or install python-psycopg2 package using pip by running the following command:
sudo pip install psycopg2==2.7.5
Hue Importer is not supported in the Data Engineering template
When you create a Data Hub cluster using the Data Engineering template, the Importer application is not supported in Hue:


Hue limitation after upgrading from CDH to CDP Private Cloud Base
The hive.server2.parallel.ops.in.session configuration property changes from TRUE to FALSE after upgrading from CDH to CDP Private Cloud Base. Current versions of Hue are compatible with this property change; however, if you still would like to use an earlier version of Hue that was not compatible with this property being FALSE and shared a single JDBC connection to issue queries concurrently, the connection will no longer work after upgrading.
Unsupported feature: Importing and exporting Oozie workflows across clusters and between different CDH versions is not supported
You can export Oozie workflows, schedules, and bundles from Hue and import them only within the same cluster. It is not recommended to use the import-export feature to migrate data between clusters. To migrate data between different versions of CDH, for example from CDH 5 to CDP 7, you must migrate the database and add it to the newly created cluster.