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From Shawn Walker <>
Subject Re: Making a RowCounterIterator
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:34:25 GMT
My read is that you're mistaking the sequence of calls Accumulo will be
making to your iterator.  The sequence isn't quite the same as a Java
iterator (initially positioned "before" the first element), and is more
like a C++ iterator:

0. Accumulo calls seek(...)
1. Is there more data? Accumulo calls hasTop(). You return yes.
2. Ok, so there's data.  Accumulo calls getTopKey(), getTopValue() to
retrieve the data. You return a key indicating 0 columns seen (since next()
hasn't yet been called)
3. First datum done, Accumulo calls next()

I imagine that if you pull the second item out of your scan result, it'll
have the number you expect.  Alternately, you might consider performing the
count computation during an override of the seek(...) method, instead of in
the next(...) method.

Shawn Walker

On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM, Mario Pastorelli <> wrote:

> I'm trying to create a RowCounterIterator that counts all the rows and
> returns only one key-value with the counter inside. The problem is that I
> can't get it work. The Scala code is available in the gist
> <>
> together with some pseudo-code of a test. The problem is that if I add an
> entry to my table, this iterator will return 0 instead of 1 and apparently
> the reason is that super.hasTop() is always false. I've tried without the
> iterator and the scanner returns 1 elements. Any idea of what I'm doing
> wrong here? Is WrappingIterator the right class to extend for this kind of
> behaviour?
> Thanks,
> Mario
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