Apache Sqoop Export takes the data files from Hadoop HDFS and transfers them to the relational database management systems. A user needs to make sure that the target table exists in the database. During Sqoop export operation, all input files are processed by reading each file based on the user request, and one thing we need to note that the default operation of Sqoop Export is INSERT. Apart from the INSERT operation, we can UPDATE the existing records and run the stored procedure using "call mode".

Export Syntax

Below syntax is used to Export data from Hadoop HDFS to RDBMS.

sqoop export (gene-args) (expo-args)

Export Example

Let us see an example to export data from Hadoop HDFS to the MySQL database.

We have an “emp.txt” file present under the “/exportdata” directory of HDFS. This file has the following records.

Content of emp.txt

1001,Jettie,Bridgewater,Somerset,NJ,8807 1002,Lemuel,Bohemia,Suffolk,NJ,11716 1003,Melodie,Thousand,Ventura,FL,8876 1004,Candida,Buffalo,Tarrant,NJ,8807 1005,Karan,Bangor,Okaloosa,PA,8807 1006,Andra,Crestview,Philadelphia,NJ,8807 1007,Belen,Jacksonville,Somerset,FL,8807 1008,Jolanda,Crestview,Douglas,NJ,8807 1009,Barrett,Bridgewater,Duval,NJ,8807 1010,Ashlyn,Kennedale,Marion,GA,8807 1011,Mozell,Lafayette,Chester,PA,19320 1012,Viola,Northridge,Wayne,TX,77301

export file emp

Now we will create a table named "employee" under the “userdata” database in MySQL to store these file records.


mysql> CREATE TABLE employee (empid int, empname VARCHAR(20),city VARCHAR(20), county VARCHAR(20), state VARCHAR(20), zip int);

export  create table

Let us import data from HDFS directory “/exportdata/emp.txt” into MySQL “employee” table.


cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ sqoop export --connect jdbc:mysql://localhost/userdata?serverTimezone=UTC --username root
--password cloudduggu --table employee --export-dir /exportdata/emp.txt

export command data


2020-07-20 08:31:20,918 INFO mapreduce.Job: Running job: job_1595247619306_0004 2020-07-20 08:32:01,351 INFO mapreduce.Job: Job job_1595247619306_0004 running in uber mode : false 2020-07-20 08:32:01,357 INFO mapreduce.Job: map 0% reduce 0% 2020-07-20 08:33:23,263 INFO mapreduce.Job: map 75% reduce 0% 2020-07-20 08:33:52,682 INFO mapreduce.Job: map 100% reduce 0% 2020-07-20 08:33:53,707 INFO mapreduce.Job: Job job_1595247619306_0004 completed successfully 2020-07-20 08:33:54,252 INFO mapreduce.Job: Counters: 32 File System Counters FILE: Number of bytes read=0 FILE: Number of bytes written=899788 FILE: Number of read operations=0 FILE: Number of large read operations=0 FILE: Number of write operations=0 HDFS: Number of bytes read=1773 HDFS: Number of bytes written=0 HDFS: Number of read operations=19 HDFS: Number of large read operations=0 HDFS: Number of write operations=0 Job Counters Launched map tasks=4 Data-local map tasks=4 Total time spent by all maps in occupied slots (ms)=514730 Total time spent by all reduces in occupied slots (ms)=0 Total time spent by all map tasks (ms)=257365 Total vcore-milliseconds taken by all map tasks=257365 Total megabyte-milliseconds taken by all map tasks=527083520 Map-Reduce Framework Map input records=12 Map output records=12 Input split bytes=541 Spilled Records=0 Failed Shuffles=0 Merged Map outputs=0 GC time elapsed (ms)=4498 CPU time spent (ms)=22430 Physical memory (bytes) snapshot=485326848 Virtual memory (bytes) snapshot=13624311808 Total committed heap usage (bytes)=130285568 Peak Map Physical memory (bytes)=132571136 Peak Map Virtual memory (bytes)=3406077952 File Input Format Counters Bytes Read=0 File Output Format Counters Bytes Written=0 2020-07-20 08:33:54,310 INFO mapreduce.ExportJobBase: Transferred 1.7314 KB in 166.8563 seconds (10.6259 bytes/sec) 2020-07-20 08:33:54,333 INFO mapreduce.ExportJobBase: Exported 12 records.

We can verify output in the MySQL database.

mysql> select * from employee;

export employee data