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From Sylvain Lebresne <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Views
Date Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:35:34 GMT
On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 7:15 AM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Tilmann Rabl <>
> wrote:
> > Our old version has used CFMetaData.comparator.getString( to
> > get the name of a column (and the value) and that was then used to
> specify
> > column names in the view. We used CFMetaData.comparator.fromString to
> > generate the ByteBuffer representation.
> > It seems the new Composite representation should be able to do that in a
> > more efficient way (e.g., combine column names and keys), but I could not
> > figure out how to do it.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "combine column names and keys" tbh,
mind precising? I mean, you can get a ByteBuffer from a Composite through
the toByteBuffer() method, which would allows you to use
CFMetaData.comparator.getString as before, but I'm not sure this is what
you're asking for.

> That is a good question.  This was introduced in CASSANDRA-5147,

And by that you mean CASSANDRA-5417 :)

> and there's a number of examples in the tests where we converted from the
> old
> getString approach (e.g. Util.cellname methods) but in general I'm a little
> fuzzy on how this works.  Sylvain, do we have a writeup on this anywhere?

Well, the code is really the best of writeups :). But outside some comments
on the
ticket and the code/comments, no, we don't really have other write-ups on


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