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From Nate McCall <>
Subject Re: Newbie question - fetching multiple columns of different datatypes and conversion from byte[]
Date Sat, 25 Dec 2010 05:23:37 GMT
In the case where you have different value types within the same
slice, yes, you must handle the conversion yourself and
ByteBufferSerializer is the easiest way to do that.

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Roshan Dawrani
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Cassandra and Hector and have a basic question on fetching
> multiple columns of a row that have mixed data types.
> So, I am basically doing equivalent of "Select dateCol1, dateCol2,
> stringCol1, intCol1 from a_table where key in (?, ?, ?...)"
> My question is do I need to do the conversion of columns from byte[] to
> Date/String/Int myself after taking out data from the ColumnSlice?
> For saving the same data, while adding the columns, I was able to tell which
> serializer to use, but slice queries seem to take only one ValueSerializer
> for all columns being retrieved. So, if I have got it correctly, I can only
> use ByteBufferSerializer in the Hector API slice query call and then do
> further data-type specific conversion myself at the app level?
> --
> Roshan
> Blog:
> Twitter: @roshandawrani
> Skype: roshandawrani

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