Impala supports the familiar styles of SQL comments:
- All text from a -- sequence to the end of the line is considered a comment and ignored. This type of comment can occur on a single line by itself, or
after all or part of a statement.
- All text from a /* sequence to the next */ sequence is considered a comment and ignored. This type of comment can stretch
over multiple lines. This type of comment can occur on one or more lines by itself, in the middle of a statement, or before or after a statement.
-- This line is a comment about a table.
create table ...;
This is a multi-line comment about a query.
select * from t /* This is an embedded comment about a query. */ where ...;
select * from t -- This is a trailing comment within a multi-line command.