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From Wai Yip Tung ...@tungwaiyip.info>
Subject Re: default write value in schema?
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:06:24 GMT
Thank you. I'm using the Python API. It seems record builder is not 
available. But it is good to know the general approach for initializing 
with default value.

Wai Yip

Christophe Taton wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd suggest using the record builders to construct your records:
> record builders will initialize fields with their default values if
> you don't set them.
> C.
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Gary Steelman
> <gary.steelman42@gmail.com <mailto:gary.steelman42@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hey Wai,
> Good question. I've had that problem recently too. My solution has
> been to set the missing field to a known default value in my code
> before I try to serialize an object. That is, if some integer is
> required by the schema, I do a check on my object.
> if (myObject.value == null) {myObject.value = -1;}
> But then you have to do this for all fields in the schema which
> aren't optional. And that's kind of a pain. It'd be kind of nice
> if the writer also used the default value from the schema for
> writing.
> Thanks,
> Gary
> On Feb 19, 2014 10:42 AM, "Wai Yip Tung" <wy@tungwaiyip.info
> <mailto:wy@tungwaiyip.info>> wrote:
> In the schema we can define a "default" value. It is used as
> default when reading. If the field is missing from the data
> when we write, it results in an error. Is there a counterpart
> of "default" in writing so that if the field is missing, the
> writer just fill in the default value?
> Wai Yip

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