This topic describes the commonly used commands that the MaxCompute client supports.

Commonly used commands are updated in the latest version of MaxCompute. After the update, you can use the commands in a similar way to those in Hive, which brings convenience to Hadoop and Hive users.

MaxCompute allows you to perform operations on objects, such as projects, tables, resources, and instances. You can use client commands or SDK to perform operations on these objects.

Note

Common commands

add, alias, and alter

cost and create

delete/drop, desc/describe, and download/get

extended

flag/flags and functions

get

help and history

jar/mapreduce

kill

lifecycle and list

odpscmd

partition

q/quit

resource

set, show, and status

tunnel

upload

wait and who

Limits

When you perform resource-related operations, the size of each resource file cannot exceed 500 MB. The total size of resources that are referenced by a single SQL statement or MapReduce job cannot exceed 2,048 MB. For more information, see MapReduce limits.