This is the documentation for Cloudera Impala 1.4.1.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera.com.

ABORT_ON_DEFAULT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED

Now that the ORDER BY clause no longer requires an accompanying LIMIT clause in Impala 1.4.0 and higher, this query option is deprecated and has no effect.

Type: Boolean

Default: false (shown as 0 in output of SET command)