Known Issues in Hue

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

Known issues in 7.2.16

CDPD-54714: SSO does not work while logging in from the Hue UI
Due to a missing configuration in Cloudera Manager, SSO does not work when you have enabled Knox as an authentication backend and when Hue is in HA mode.
See Authenticating Hue users with Knox SSO.
CDPD-41136: Importing files from the local workstation is disabled by default
Cloudera has disabled the functionality to import files from your local workstation into Hue because it may cause errors. You may not see the Local File option in the Type drop-down menu on the Importer page by default.
You can enable the functionality to import files from your local workstation by specifying the following parameter in the Hue Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hue_safety_valve.ini field using Cloudera Manager:
CDPD-42619: Unable to import a large CSV file from the local workstation
You may see an error message while importing a CSV file into Hue from your workstation, stating that you cannot import files of size more than 200 KB.
Upload the file to S3 or ABFS and then import it into Hue using the Importer.
CDPD-43293: Unable to import Impala table using Importer
Creating Impala tables using the Hue Importer may fail.
If you have both Hive and Impala services installed on your cluster, then you can import the table using by selecting the Hive dialect from Tables > Sources. If only Impala service is installed on your cluster, then go to Cloudera Manager > Clusters > Hue > Configurations and add the following line in the Hue Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hue_safety_valve.ini field:

Known issues before 7.2.16

CDPD-58978: Batch query execution using Hue fails with Kerberos error
When you run Impala queries in a batch mode, you enounter failures with a Kerberos error even if the keytab is configured correctly. This is because submitting Impala, Sqoop, Pig, or pyspark queries in a batch mode launches a shell script Oozie job from Hue and this is not supported on a secure cluster.
There is no workaround. You can submit the queries individually.
Unable to delete, move, or rename directories within the S3 bucket from Hue
You may not be able to rename, move, or delete directories within your S3 bucket from the Hue web interface. This is because of an underlying issue, which will be fixed in a future release.
You can move, rename, or delete a directory using the HDFS commands as follows:
  1. SSH into your CDP environment host.
  2. To delete a directory within your S3 bucket, run the following command:
    hdfs dfs -rm -r [***COMPLETE-PATH-TO-S3-BUCKET***]/[***DIRECTORY-NAME***]
  3. To rename a folder, create a new directory and run the following command to move files from the source directory to the target directory:
    hdfs dfs -mkdir [***DIRECTORY-NAME***]
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.
Figure 1. Hue web UI showing Importer icon on the left assist panel

Unsupported features

CDPD-59595: Spark SQL does not work with all Livy servers that are configured for High Availability
SparkSQL support in Hue with Livy servers in HA mode is not supported. Hue does not automatically connect to one of the Livy servers. You must specify the Livy server in the Hue Advanced Configuration Snippet as follows:
Moreover, you may see the following error in Hue when you submit a SparkSQL query: Expecting value: line 2 column 1 (char 1). This happens when the Livy server does not respond to the request from Hue.
Specify all different Livy servers in the livy_server_url property one at a time and use the one which does not cause the issue.
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 if the cluster is unchanged. You can migrate bundle and coordinator jobs with their workflows only if their arguments have not changed between the old and the new cluster. For example, hostnames, NameNode, Resource Manager names, YARN queue names, and all the other parameters defined in the workflow.xml and files.

Using the import-export feature to migrate data between clusters is not recommended. To migrate data between different versions of CDH, for example, from CDH 5 to CDP 7, you must take the dump of the Hue database on the old cluster, restore it on the new cluster, and set up the database in the new environment. Also, the authentication method on the old and the new cluster should be the same because the Oozie workflows are tied to a user ID, and the exact user ID needs to be present in the new environment so that when a user logs into Hue, they can access their respective workflows.

INSIGHT-3707: Query history displays "Result Expired" message
You see the "Result Expired" message under the Query History column on the Queries tab for queries which were run back to back. This is a known behaviour.