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From Scott Carey <sc...@richrelevance.com>
Subject Re: How to reference previously defined enum in avsc file?
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:39:20 GMT
There is an error in the definition below, it should close with a ']' not
a '}'.  Note I did not attempt to actually compile it.

On 3/11/11 10:28 AM, "Scott Carey" <scott@richrelevance.com> wrote:

>You need an array of JSON objects in the avsc file, something like:
>  {
>    "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"}
>    ]
>  }
>What you have is one JSON object, with "name" (and other properties)
>declared twice, and the parser took the last one.
>If the two objects are in a different namespace, you might need a fully
>qualified name to reference them too.
>On 3/10/11 8:04 PM, "Aleksey Maslov" <Aleksey.Maslov@Lab49.com> wrote:
>>[i don't see my original post - but if you seen this already, I
>>for re-post]
>>I am trying to define several objects in avsc files and compile the
>>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
>>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
>>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
>>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
>>why is that? 
>>my invocation is:
>>> java -jar ..\lib\avro-tools-1.4.1.jar compile schema ..\def\test.avsc
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