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Pig Error for string to long

October 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Gotten error message as:

Error: java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.String cannot be cast to java.lang.Long

The original pig script is as:

 

score = FOREACH score_account_kpi_avro
GENERATE FLATTEN(STRSPLIT(uid,’:’)) as (account_id:chararray,
date_sk:chararray, index:long), (double)predictedLabel, (double)predictedProb; — (xxxxxxxx,2016-09-30,221905,221905.0,221905.6822910905)

Up to this stage, if you dump some examples, it will be fine. But if proceed joining other data or computing something, you’ll get the error of “java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.String cannot be cast to java.lang.Long”, which might be hard to tell why it happens.

What is happening here is when you do the split, you can’t cast one of the split entry into long directly (index:long). The right way  is to just get it as chararray type, and cast it in the downstrem process, for example:

score = FOREACH score GENERATE account_id AS account_id, (double)index as index,
(double)predictedLabel as predictedLabel, (double)predictedProb as predictedProb;

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