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Hyukjin Kwon commented on SPARK-21651:
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Yea, showing expected input / output would be nicer. How would we distinguish 
struct / map in schema inference?

> Detect MapType in Json InferSchema
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>                 Key: SPARK-21651
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-21651
>             Project: Spark
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Jochen Niebuhr
>            Priority: Minor
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> When loading Json Files which include a map with very variable keys, the 
> current schema infer logic might create a very large schema. This will lead 
> to long load times and possibly out of memory errors. 
> I've already submitted a pull request to the mongo spark driver which had the 
> same problem. Should I port this logic over to the json schema infer class?
> The MongoDB Spark pull request mentioned is: 
> https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-spark/pull/24



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