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From Aleksey Maslov <Aleksey.Mas...@Lab49.com>
Subject How to reference previously defined enum in avsc file?
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:04:58 GMT
[i don't see my original post - but if you seen this already, I appologise
for re-post]

I am trying to define several objects in avsc files and compile the schema
using avro-1.4.1; 
i have several questions; 

1. Is it true that all objects MUST be defined in 1 huge file if I want to
reference previously defined ones? 
(sounds a bit messy if you have dozens of objects to define, but ok); 

2. I am having a problem defining a field of type enum (previously defined
in same avsc file), with error: 
 Exception in thread "main" org.apache.avro.SchemaParseException:
"KnownLetters" is not a defined name. 

my avsc file contents: 

    "namespace": "def.al.pha.bet", 
    "type": "enum", 
    "name": "KnownLetters", 
    "doc": "Specifies known types of letters", 
    "symbols": ["A", "B", "C", "D", "E"], 
    "namespace": "def.note.pad", 
    "type": "record", 
    "name": "Page", 
    "doc": "Object definition of a Page composed of alphabet", 
    "fields": [ 
        {"name": "letter",  "type": "KnownLetters"} 

How could this be achived? What am i missing? 

3. I am observing strange namespace related behavior; to experiment, in the
above avsc definition I defined letter as "int" (just to keep going), and
found that only 1 of the two objects are being generated (the Page.java); 
the enum is not generated at all, and i get no errors on the command line;
why is that? 

my invocation is: 
> java -jar ..\lib\avro-tools-1.4.1.jar compile schema ..\def\test.avsc ..\ 


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