You can use the create method to create non-native tables (permanent or temporary) to represent target tables. If the non-native table name is in the form of db.tb1 (default.nn1 in the example), a permanent non-native table is created. If the database is not part of the non-native name, a temporary non-native table is created (nn2 in the example). Temporary tables in Spark SQL only exist during the current session and cannot be associated with a database.
scala> s1.create("default.nn1","user1.players") scala> s1.create("nn2","default.test")