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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Querying Accumulo Data Using Java
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:34:10 GMT
Hi Ben,

Looks like you're on the right track. Iterator priorities are a little 
obtuse at first glance; you probably want to change the 1 to 15 (we can 
touch on the "why" later).

As far as Iterators/Filters that you should feel comfortable using, 
check out:

The "system" package are not meant for public consumption (and often are 
used to implement internal functionality). This is probably why you're 
having a hard time figuring out how to use it.

Don't miss the methods on Scanner: fetchColumnFamily(Text), 
fetchColumn(Text, Text), and fetchColumn(Column). These are how you can 
easily do column family or column family + qualifier filtering.

For example, if you wanted to filter on the column family "foo" and the 
column qualifier "bar":

Scanner scan = connector.createScanner("table", auths);
scan.fetchColumn(new Text("foo"), new Text("bar"));
RowIterator rowIterator = new RowIterator(scan);
while (...) { ... }

The fetch*() methods are also accumulative. If you want to fetch 
multiple cf's (or cf+cq pairs), you can invoke the method multiple times.

Ben Craig wrote:
> Hey Guys I'm new to Accumulo and trying to learn how to query data.  I
> think I've got the basics down like:
> //create a scanner
> Scanner scan = connector.createScanner( "table", auths );
> //create a filter
> IteratorSetting itr1 = new IteratorSetting( 1, "TimeFilter",
> AgeOffFilter.class );
> itr1.addOption( TTL, Long.toString( DEFAULT_QUERY_TIME ) );
> scan.addScanIterator( itr1 );
> //iterate over the resulting rows
> RowIterator rowIterator = new RowIterator( scan );
> while ( rowIterator.hasNext() )
> {
> }
> I've been playing around with some of the built in filters and have been
> able to apply multiple filters on top of each other.  Some of the
> filters I'm having issues with where they take a complex java object and
> not just option<String,String>
> For example
> <>
> When we use Iterator Settings the class is implicitly created but if I
> want to use the ColumnQualifierFilter I need to create one and pass it a
> set of columns.  I've been playing around with it for a while and havn't
> been able to learn how to use it properly.
> The constructor takes a sorted key value iterator.  How do I get this
> sorted key value iterator?  Do I start with a scanner or do you start
> with another type of scanner?  Do I just make one?
> new ArrayList<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>>(); ? And the data goes
> into it?
> I've read through this Accumulo
> <> book but it just
> shows how you can use the Scanner/Iterator Settings to query.
> If anyone has any suggestions / documentation / examples it be much
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ben

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