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SQL Warehouse Cluster - How to configure External Hive Meta Store

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In my Databricks regular Clusters, Our clusters are configured to an External Hive Meta Store (Azure SQL Server). I am able to set the External Hive configuration in the Advanced options Spark config setting within the cluster setting. In our setting, we configure the Hive to our SQL Server and the Storage Account as well. Giving us the ability to register our external data sources in the storage account onto the external hive as Delta tables. The configuration works great. All registered database/tables show up in the Data hive_metastore catalog when under the configured clusters. However, we would like to query the registered Delta tables from an SQL Warehouse cluster. I do know how to configure the Storage Account via Service Principal on the Admin Setting. Question - How do you configure the External Hive on the SQL Warehouse Cluster? And can the SQL Warehouse access the External Hive?



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Hi, Please refer to

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@RafaelGomez61 I have the some problem and after some exploring, I've configured it and also wrote a blog for the whole steps. You can have a look here:

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