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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Avro file - Seek to specific offset and read
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:01:11 GMT
Venkat,

That should work.  It's hard for me to guess what's going wrong,
whether there's a bug in Avro, in your program, or perhaps just
unclear documentation.  Could you post a complete program that
demonstrates the issue?

Thanks,

Doug

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Venkat <vramachan@ymail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Using DataFileReader, I'm trying to read data from a specific [start-offset]
> to an [end-offset]. Both the start and end offsets are marked with
> synchronization markers using DataFileWriter.sync()
>
> The following is the snipped I use to read the data back:
>
>         DataFileReader<GenericRecord> fileReader = new
> DataFileReader<GenericRecord>(input, reader);
>         fileReader.seek(startOffset);  // set to the start-offset
>         while(fileReader.hasNext() && !fileReader.pastSync(endOffset))
>         {
>             GenericRecord gr = fileReader.next();
>         }
>
> This, however, reads & returns more records than what I wrote between the
> two offsets.
>
> Appreciate your help regarding this.
>
> Thanks
>

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