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From Mark Robson <>
Subject Re: questions about operations
Date Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:40:41 GMT
> - what does get_key_range do? It looks like it returns a list of keys, but
> why does one have to specify a list of column family names?

It returns a list of keys which exist.

In my experiments, I think that a key "existing" is defined as having at
least one column in one column family that exists (i.e. has not been
deleted). Each column needs to be deleted individually for a key as there
isn't a bulk delete (yet).

get_key_range gives you all the keys in a given range; what sort order /
collation it uses isn't clear, but I'd assume it would be a binary sort, so
'a' > 'Z' etc. I've mostly used numeric keys.

It doesn't tell you which column families or columns exist for that key.


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