This is the documentation for Cloudera Impala 2.0.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera.com.

Data Types

Impala supports a set of data types that you can use for table columns, expression values, and function arguments and return values.

  Note: Currently, Impala supports only scalar types, not composite or nested types. Accessing a table containing any columns with unsupported types causes an error.

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For the notation to write literals of each of these data types, see Literals.

See SQL Differences Between Impala and Hive for differences between Impala and Hive data types.