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From Benjamin>
Subject Re: (another) Newbie question
Date Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:42:15 GMT
The multi-level dictionary explanation holds.  Regex on keys like that
is something specific language implementations support, not something
inherent in a dictionary data structure.  The table model is
particularly fraught because it drags in a lot of relational
assumptions, none of which hold.  And I am not suggesting renaming
anything :)


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Colin Yates <> wrote:
>> I was hoping I could do a get_range_slices specifying 'project*' for the
>> columnFamily and a keyRange start: 20100107, end:20100109 but I
>> get an error 'InvalidRequestException(why:unconfigured columnfamily project*)'.
> I think you've been misled by the "think of Cassandra as a multi-level
> hash" explanations; you can't wildcard ColumnFamilies like that.  (I
> personally think that the model of "a columnfamily is like a table,
> except that its rows can contain nested columns [supercolumns]" is
> more useful.)
> -Jonathan

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