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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ThriftDatumReader and null values (Tag 1.6.0-rc0)
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:36:48 GMT
This looks like a bug.

I have a proposed fix in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-948.

Doug

On 10/28/2011 12:59 AM, Andrew Kenworthy wrote:
> Hallo,
> 
> I'm trying out the latest Avro tag (1.6.0-rc0) as the new
> ThriftDatumReader/Writer classes look really interesting (we currently
> receive thrift files as input for our hadoop jobs and would like to
> convert them to avro format as early as possible, and then use avro
> (de-)serialisation throughout our job stack).
> 
> I have tried out the test case (TestThrift) and it works fine until I
> comment out the line:
> 
> test.setStringField("foo");
> 
> at which point the test fails as null values don't seem to be allowed.
> Is this intentional or is there something basic that I have not
> understood?  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andrew Kenworthy

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