Incorrect syntax near 'EXTERNAL'.

Shambhu Rai 1,401 Reputation points
2023-08-02T21:59:13.6733333+00:00

Hi Expert,

CREATE EXTERNAL FILE FORMAT parquet_file_format

WITH (

FORMAT_TYPE = PARQUET,

[ , DATA_COMPRESSION = { 'org.apache.hadoop.io.compress.GzipCodec' }]

);

while creating external file format getting below error

Incorrect syntax near 'EXTERNAL'.

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  1. Nandan Hegde 29,471 Reputation points MVP
    2023-08-03T03:14:52.8933333+00:00

    Can you confirm on which Azure offering you are executing this statement?

    and can you try with the below format removing the [] brackets and confirm

    CREATE EXTERNAL FILE FORMAT parquetfile1
    WITH (
        FORMAT_TYPE = PARQUET,
        DATA_COMPRESSION = 'org.apache.hadoop.io.compress.SnappyCodec'
    );
    
    1 person found this answer helpful.