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From "paul cannon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-4217) Easy access to column timestamps (and maybe ttl) during queries
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 05:20:58 GMT


paul cannon commented on CASSANDRA-4217:

I've dealt with a couple people recently who were quite confused about timestamps- thinking
that column values or names which happened to be of cql type "timestamp" were the same thing
as column timestamps. It might be helpful if we had some sort of different terminology for
these. Something more different than "timestampof" or "ts". "coltimestamp", at least, or maybe
something like "writetime"?

Not to bikeshed unnecessarily, but that extra data point may help.
> Easy access to column timestamps (and maybe ttl) during queries
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-4217
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: API
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.0
>            Reporter: Sylvain Lebresne
>            Assignee: Sylvain Lebresne
>              Labels: cql3
>             Fix For: 1.1.1
> It would be interesting to allow accessing the timestamp/ttl of a column though some
syntax like
> {noformat}
> SELECT key, value, timestamp(value) FROM foo;
> {noformat}
> and the same for ttl.
> I'll note that currently timestamp and ttl are returned in the resultset because it includes
thrift Column object, but adding such syntax would make our future protocol potentially simpler
as we wouldn't then have to care about timestamps explicitely (and more compact in general
as we would only return timestamps when asked)

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