[Solved] Hive error with attempt to do update table that is not transactional

lydias Asks: Hive error with attempt to do update table that is not transactional
I’m trying to update a temporary table on hive by using the following command:

alter table para1 add columns(log_flag int);
update para1 set log_flag = (
            when name like '%LANDING__TIME' then 1 
            when name like '%LOGIN_START_TIME' then 2
            when name like '%LOGIN_TIME' then 3
            else 4

Following is the error I received:

ERROR: Execute error: org.apache.hive.service.cli.HiveSQLException: Error while compiling statement: FAILED: SemanticException [Error 10297]: Attempt to do update or delete on table df.para1 that is not transactional

This prevents me to update the table with the new conditional variable log_flag, and I’m really not sure what is the cause.

Thank you for any help!

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