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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Range queries using token instead of key
Date Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:20:44 GMT
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Anand Somani <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to iterate over the entire dataset to calculate some
> information. Now the way I am trying to do this is by going directly to the
> node that has a data range, so here is the route I am following
> get TokenRange using - describe_ring
> then for each tokenRange pick a node and get all data from that node (so
> talk directly to that node for local data) - using get_range_slices () and
> using KeyRange with start and end token. I want to get about N tokens at a
> time.
> I want to use paging approach for this, but I cannot seem to find a way to
> get the token for my last keyslice? The only thing I can find is key, now is
> there way to get token given a key? As per some suggestions I can do the md5
> on the last key and use that as the starting token for the next query, would
> that work?
> Also is there a better way of doing this? The data per row is very small.
> This looks like a hadoop kind of a job, but am trying to avoid hadoop since
> have no other use for it and this operation will be infrequent.
> I am using 0.6.6, RandomPartitioner.
> Thanks
> Anand

You should take the last key from your keyslice and pass it into
FBUtilities.hash(key)  to get its token.


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