INT data type
A 4-byte integer data type used in
CREATE TABLE and
In the column definition of a
CREATE TABLE statement:
Range: -2147483648 .. 2147483647. There is no
Conversions: Impala automatically converts to a larger integer type (
BIGINT) or a
floating-point type (
DOUBLE) automatically. Use
CAST() to convert to
Casting an integer or floating-point
TIMESTAMP produces a
value that is
N seconds past the start of the epoch
date (January 1, 1970). By default, the result value represents a date
and time in the UTC time zone. If the setting
is in effect, the resulting
TIMESTAMP represents a
date and time in the local time zone.
The data type
INTEGER is an alias for
For a convenient and automated way to check the bounds of the
INT type, call the functions
If an integer value is too large to be represented as a
INT, use a
NULL considerations: Casting any non-numeric value to this type produces a
CREATE TABLE t1 (x INT);
SELECT CAST(1000 AS INT);
Partitioning: Prefer to use this type for a partition key column. Impala can process the numeric
type more efficiently than a
STRING representation of the value.
HBase considerations: This data type is fully compatible with HBase tables.
Text table considerations: Values of this type are potentially larger in text tables than in tables using Parquet or other binary formats.
Internal details: Represented in memory as a 4-byte value.
Added in: Available in all versions of Impala.
Column statistics considerations: Because this type has a fixed size, the maximum and average size
fields are always filled in for column statistics, even before you run the