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From Tyler Hobbs <>
Subject Re: How can I get rows in groups?
Date Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:27:27 GMT
Most of the high level clients do this for you.

For example, pycassa and phpcassa both do this by returning an
iterator from get_range() and breaking it up behind the scenes.

Hector also has something similar, but I think it's in the examples

What client are you using?

(By the way, beta1 is old and buggy! You should switch to beta3.)

- Tyler

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 8:33 AM, <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like one of the cluster's nodes to use get_range_slices() to
> retrieve the values of a specific column for the entire keyspace. I
> obviously don't want to do it for the whole keyspace at once, so I'd like
> to do it in groups of n, which should be configurable.
> I get the first n values using a KeyRange with the current node's local
> token as start_token and end_token, which equals the whole keyspace.
> After that, it makes sense to have a loop, and to use each time a new
> KeyRange with the largest key returned by the previous iteration as the
> start_key. However, I don't know what to use as end_key, and Cassandra
> complains that if one of (start_key, end_key) is not null, the other can't
> be either. What can I do?
> Can I use tokens? I read that a KeyRange with tokens is end-inclusive, and
> can wrap, so I can just give the local node's token as the end_token all
> the time, so when the traversing reaches that node again, it will know the
> whole keyspace was traversed. Or are tokens different semantically?
> I am using Cassandra 0.7.0 beta1, and the OrderPreservingPartitioner.
> Alexander Altanis

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