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Cannot create table The associated location ('dbfs:/mnt/[REDACTED]/folder/table_location') is not empty but it's not a Delta table

Ancil
Contributor II

Hi Team,

I have created new databricks workspace for using private network. I want to read/write/update delta table created in old databricks and stored in ADLS as delta.

Any one please help me on this?.....

I tried to create delta table in same location but getting error" Cannotcreate table (tablenmae) . the assosciated location (dbfs mount path) is not empty but its not a Delta Table

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Lakshay
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Hi @Ancil P A​ , First of all, we need to know the status of the data in that location i.e. is it corrupted or is it just in a different format?

In either case, there is no delta log available that is the metadata for the delta table. In absence of a delta log, you cannot create a delta table on top of a non-delta table.

Assuming the data is not corrupted and is in non-delta format, the best solution, in this case, is to create a new delta table and insert the data in this new delta table.

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Lakshay
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Hi @Ancil P A​ , It looks like the table location you are using is not empty. Could you please ensure that the table location is empty . You can use the "rm -r" command to delete the files recursively for that location.

Ancil
Contributor II

I have created new databricks workspace for using private network. I want to read/write/update delta table created in old databricks and stored in ADLS as delta.

Any one please help me on this?.....

I tried to create delta table in same location but getting error" Cannotcreate table (tablenmae) . the assosciated location (dbfs mount path) is not empty but its not a Delta Table

Ancil
Contributor II

Is there any way to use same delta table adls location in new Databricks workspace . Because I need old data in new Databricks workspace

Lakshay
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Hi @Ancil P A​ , Databricks allows you to create a delta table on a non-empty location if the location has data in delta format. From, the error message it seems that the data is not in delta format.

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