August 17, 2023

tImpalaLoad – Docs for ESB 5.x




This component will be available in the Palette of
Talend Studio on the condition that you have subscribed to one of
the Talend
solutions with Big Data.

tImpalaLoad properties

Component family

Big Data / Impala



This component connects to a given Impala database and copies or moves data into an
existing Impala table or a directory you specify.


This component is used to write data of different formats into a given Impala table or
to export data from an Impala table to a directory.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or Repository.



Built-in: No property data stored



Repository: Select the repository
file in which the properties are stored. The fields that follow are
completed automatically using the data retrieved.

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and in the Component List click the
relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you already defined.


When a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job, if you need to share an existing
connection between the two levels, for example, to share the connection created by the
parent Job with the child Job, you have to:

  1. In the parent level, register the database connection to be shared in the
    Basic settings view of the connection
    component which creates that very database connection.

  2. In the child level, use a dedicated connection component to read that
    registered database connection.

For an example about how to share a database connection across Job levels, see
Talend Studio User



Select the cluster you are using from the drop-down list. The options in the list vary
depending on the component you are using. Among these options, the following ones requires
specific configuration:

  • If available in this Distribution drop-down list, the
    Microsoft HD Insight option allows you to use a
    Microsoft HD Insight cluster. For this purpose, you need to configure the
    connections to the WebHCat service, the HD Insight service and the Windows Azure
    Storage service of that cluster in the areas that are displayed. A demonstration
    video about how to configure this connection is available in the following link:

  • The Custom option allows you to connect to a
    cluster different from any of the distributions given in this list, that is to
    say, to connect to a cluster not officially supported by Talend.

In order to connect to a custom distribution, once selecting Custom, click the dotbutton.png button to display the dialog box in which you can

  1. Select Import from existing version to import an
    officially supported distribution as base and then add other required jar files
    which the base distribution does not provide.

  2. Select Import from zip to import a custom
    distribution zip that, for example, you can download from


    In this dialog box, the active check box must be kept selected so as to import
    the jar files pertinent to the connection to be created between the custom
    distribution and this component.

    For an step-by-step example about how to connect to a custom distribution and
    share this connection, see Connecting to a custom Hadoop distribution.


Impala version

Select the version of the Hadoop distribution you are using. The available options vary
depending on the component you are using. Along with the evolution of Hadoop, please note
the following changes:

  • If you use Hortonworks Data Platform V2.2, the
    configuration files of your cluster might be using environment variables such as
    ${hdp.version}. If this is your situation, you
    need to set the mapreduce.application.framework.path property in the Hadoop properties table of this component with the path value
    explicitly pointing to the MapReduce framework archive of your cluster. For

  • If you use Hortonworks Data Platform V2.0.0, the
    type of the operating system for running the distribution and a Talend
    Job must be the same, such as Windows or Linux. Otherwise, you have to use Talend
    Jobserver to execute the Job in the same type of operating system in which the
    Hortonworks Data Platform V2.0.0 distribution you
    are using is run. For further information about Talend Jobserver, see
    Talend Installation
    and Upgrade Guide



Database server IP address.



Listening port number of DB server.



Fill this field with the name of the database.



DB user authentication data.


Use kerberos authentication

If you are accessing an Impala system running with Kerberos security, select this check
box and then enter the Kerberos principal of this Impala system.

This check box is available depending on the Hadoop distribution you are connecting


Load action

Select the action you need to carry for writing data into the
specified destination.

  • When you select LOAD, you
    are moving or copying data from a directory you specify.

  • When you select INSERT,
    you are moving or copying data based on queries.


Target type

This drop-down list appears only when you have selected INSERT from the Load action list.

Select from this list the type of the location you need to write
data in.

  • If you select Table as destination, you can still
    choose to append data to or overwrite the contents in the
    specified table. This is the only option in the current



Select whether you want to OVERWRITE the old data already existing in the
destination or only APPEND the new
data to the existing one.


Table name

Enter the name of the Hive table you need to write data in.

Note that with the INSERT action,
this field is available only when you have selected Table from the Target type list.


File path

Enter the directory you need to read data from.



This field appears when you have selected INSERT from the Load

Enter the appropriate query for selecting the data to be exported to the specified
Impala table or directory.

  Set partitions

Select this check box to use the Impala Partition clause in loading or
inserting data in a Impala table. You need to enter the partition
keys and their values to be used in the field that appears.

For example, enter contry=’US’,
. This makes a partition clause reading
Partition (contry='US', state='CA'), that is to
say, a US and CA

Also, it is recommended to select the Create
partition if not exist
check box that appears to
ensure that you will not create a duplicate partition.


Die on error

Select this check box to kill the Job when an error occurs.

  Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to collect log data at the component

Dynamic settings

Click the [+] button to add a row in the table and fill
the Code field with a context variable to choose your
database connection dynamically from multiple connections planned in your Job. This feature
is useful when you need to access database tables having the same data structure but in
different databases, especially when you are working in an environment where you cannot
change your Job settings, for example, when your Job has to be deployed and executed
independent of Talend Studio.

The Dynamic settings table is available only when the
Use an existing connection check box is selected in the
Basic settings view. Once a dynamic parameter is
defined, the Component List box in the Basic settings view becomes unusable.

For more information on Dynamic settings and context
variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Global Variables

QUERY: the SQL query statement being processed. This is a
Flow variable and it returns a string.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the
component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This
variable functions only if the Die on error check box is
cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable
functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl +
to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio
User Guide.


This component works standalone.


The Hadoop distribution must be properly installed, so as to guarantee the interaction
with Talend Studio. The following list presents MapR related information for

  • Ensure that you have installed the MapR client in the machine where the Studio is,
    and added the MapR client library to the PATH variable of that machine. According
    to MapR’s documentation, the library or libraries of a MapR client corresponding to
    each OS version can be found under MAPR_INSTALL
    . For example, the library for
    Windows is lib
    in the MapR
    client jar file. For further information, see the following link from MapR:

    Without adding the specified library or libraries, you may encounter the following
    error: no MapRClient in java.library.path.

  • Set the -Djava.library.path argument, for example, in the Job Run VM arguments area
    of the Run/Debug view in the [Preferences] dialog box. This argument provides to the Studio the
    path to the native library of that MapR client. This allows the subscription-based
    users to make full use of the Data viewer to view
    locally in the Studio the data stored in MapR. For further information about how to
    set this argument, see the section describing how to view data of Talend Big Data Getting Started Guide.

For further information about how to install a Hadoop distribution, see the manuals
corresponding to the Hadoop distribution you are using.

Related scenario

This component is used in the similar way as a tHiveLoad component is. For further information, see Scenario: creating a partitioned Hive table.

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