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From "Farkas, Zoltan" <Zoltan.Far...@pimco.com>
Subject RE: What is the recommended way to store a Date field in Avro ?
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:47:05 GMT
One option is:

    record Date {
        /** the year */
        int year;
        /** the month of year */
        int month;
        /** the day of month */
        int day;

If you want to , you should be able to  use the logicalType facility to map it to an existing


From: David Lauzon [mailto:davidonlaptop@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 4:43 PM
To: user@avro.apache.org
Subject: What is the recommended way to store a Date field in Avro ?

I don't see a Date data type in the spec:

I've seen some old discussions in the ML and issues suggesting to serialize it using the UNIX
epoch in a long value.

However, how do we store events older than 1970 like birthdate ?
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