Examples for Creating External Tables

These examples show how to define external data with different protocols. Each CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE command can contain only one protocol.

Note: When using IPv6, always enclose the numeric IP addresses in square brackets.

Start gpfdist before you create external tables with the gpfdist protocol. The following code starts the gpfdist file server program in the background on port 8081 serving files from directory /var/data/staging. The logs are saved in /home/gpadmin/log.

gpfdist -p 8081 -d /var/data/staging -l /home/gpadmin/log &

Parent topic: Defining External Tables

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