‘Can not create a Path from an empty string’ Error for ‘CREATE TABLE AS’ in hive using S3 path


I am trying to create a table in Glue catalog with s3 path location from spark running in EMR using hive. I have tried the following commands, but getting the error:

pyspark.sql.utils.AnalysisException: u’java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can not create a Path from an
empty string;’

sparksession.sql("CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS abc LOCATION 's3://my-bucket/test/' as (SELECT * from my_table)")

sparksession.sql("CREATE TABLE abcSTORED AS PARQUET LOCATION 's3://my-bucket/test/' AS select * from my_table")

sparksession.sql("CREATE TABLE abcas SELECT * from my_table USING PARQUET LOCATION 's3://my-bucket/test/'")

Can someone please suggest the parameters that I am missing?


The issue happens when a database is created without specified location:

To fix the issue, specify location when create database:

Then, create a table:

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