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From Matthew Dennis <mden...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: I: Re: Are row-keys sorted by the compareWith?
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:38:56 GMT
The map returned by multiget_slice (what I suspect is the underlying thrift
call for getColumnsFromRows) is not a order preserving map, it's a HashMap
so the order of the returned results cannot be depended on.  Even if it was
a order preserving map, not all languages would be able to make use of the
results since not all languages have ordered maps (though many, including
Java, certainly do).

That being said, it would be fairly easy to change this on the C* side to
preserve the order the keys were requested in, though as mentioned not all
clients could take advantage of it.

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:09 PM, cbertu81@libero.it <cbertu81@libero.it>wrote:

>
> *As Jonathan mentions the compareWith on a column family def. is defines
> the order for the columns *within* a row... In order to control the ordering
> of rows you'll need to use the OrderPreservingPartitioner (
> http://www.datastax.com/docs/0.7/operations/clustering#tokens-partitioners-ring
> ).*
>
> Thanks for your answer and for your time, I will take a look at this.
>
> *As for getColumnsFromRows; it should be returning you a map of lists.
>  The map is insertion-order-preserving and populated based on the provided
> list of row keys (so if you iterate over the entries in the map they should
> be in the same order as the list of row keys).  *
>
>
> mmm ... well it didn't happen like this. In my code I had a CF named
> comments and also a CF called usercomments. UserComments use an uuid as
> row-key to keep, TimeUUID sorted, the "pointers" to the comments of the
> user. When I get the sorted list of keys from the UserComments and I use
> this list as row-keys-list in the GetColumnsFromRows I don't get back the
> data sorted as I expect them to be*.*
>
> It looks like if Cassandra/Pelops does not care on how I provide the
> row-keys-list. I am sure about that cause I did something different: I
> iterate over my row-keys-list and made many GetColumnFromRow instead of one
> GetColumnsFromRows and when I iterate data are correctly sorted. But this
> can not be a solution ...
>
>
> I am using Cassandra 0.6.9
>
>
> I profit of your knownledge of Pelops to ask you something: I am evaluating
> the migration to Cassandra 0.7 ... as far as you know, in terms of written
> code, is it an heavy job?
>
>
> Best Regards
>
>
> Carlo
>
>
>  ----Messaggio originale----
> Da: dan@reactive.org
>
> On Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 8:16 AM, cbertu81@libero.it wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> I created a CF in which i need to get, sorted by time, the Rows inside.
> Each
> Row represents a comment.
>
> <ColumnFamily name="Comments" compareWith="TimeUUIDType" / >
>
> I've created a few rows using as Row Key a generated TimeUUID but when I
> call
> the Pelops method "GetColumnsFromRows" I don't get the data back as I
> expect:
> rows are not sorted by TimeUUID.
> I though it was probably cause of the random-part of the TimeUUID so I
> create
> a new CF ...
>
> <ColumnFamily name="Comments2" compareWith="LongType" / >
>
> This time I created a few rows using the java System.CurrentTimeMillis()
> that
> retrieve a long. I call again the "GetColumnsFromRows" and again the same
> results: data are not sorted!
> I've read many times that Rows are sorted as specified in the compareWith
> but
> I can't see it.
> To solve this problem for the moment I've used a SuperColumnFamily with an
> UNIQUE ROW ... but I think this is just a workaround and not the solution.
>
> <ColumnFamily name="Comments" type="Super" compareWith="TimeUUIDType"
> CompareSubcolumnsWith="BytesType"/ >
>
> Now when I call the "GetSuperColumnsFromRow" I get all the SuperColumns as
> I
> expected: sorted by TimeUUID. Why it does not happen the same with the
> Rows?
> I'm confused.
>
> TIA for any help.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Carlo
>
>
>
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