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From Keith Turner <>
Subject Re: Filtering rows by presence of keys
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 16:10:59 GMT
Take a look at the WholeRowIterator and RowFilter in


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM, John Armstrong <> wrote:
> Hi, everybody.
> I'm looking around to see if this sort of functionality already exists.
>  I've got a table holding objects that looks like
> <UUID>  <Type>:<Field>  <Value>
> I'd like to mark objects as "active" or "inactive" by adding keys like
> <UUID>  ACTIVE:----     ----
> <UUID>  INACTIVE:----   ----
> and then set up an iterator to return the previous entries if and only if
> the row contains an ACTIVE column family.
> I thought that at the meeting a couple weeks ago a pattern was described to
> return joins using an IntersectingIterator: set up one iterator to return
> the field value entries, another one to return the ACTIVE entries, and then
> return only the ones I want.  But looking at IntersectingIterator itself,
> this doesn't match up with my mental picture.
> So is there a known pattern matching this sort of thing? Any suggestions on
> crafting one?

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