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From Tyler Hobbs <>
Subject Re: LongType from user input
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2010 16:09:37 GMT
I'm not sure I understand why using this with multiple column families
prevents you from converting it.  Could you clarify this?

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Christian Decker <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm having quite a dilemma with the CompareWith attribute. The Problem is
> that I have numeric IDs that I'd like to use as row keys, only that I also
> have to offer a possibility to let users input them from std input. Since I
> cannot ask my users to input an 8byte sequence representing the ID they'd
> like, I was about to turn to UTF8, when I remembered that they are compared
> lexicographically, so that 100 actually comes before 2, which kills key
> slices. Also I cannot just code a converter in since this is supposed to be
> a used with multiple columnfamilies, so just converting an integer read into
> 8bytes isn't going to work either.
> Any tricks for this one?
> Regards,
> Chris

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