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From Courtney Robinson <>
Subject Re: CQL DELETE statement
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:21:44 GMT
Cool... Okay, the plan is to eventually not use thrift underneath, for the 
CQL stuff right?
Once this is done and the new transport is in place, or evening while 
designing the new transport,
is this not something that's worth looking into again? I think it'd be a 
nice feature.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jonathan Ellis
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 3:24 AM
Cc: Tyler Hobbs
Subject: Re: CQL DELETE statement

Very old.

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Tyler Hobbs <> wrote:
> You are correct, but this is also a limitation with the Thrift API -- it's
> not CQL specific.  It turns out that deleting a slice of columns is
> difficult.  There's an old JIRA ticket somewhere that describes the 
> issues.
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Courtney Robinson <> 
> wrote:
>> Looking at the CQL spec, it doesn’t seem to be possible to delete a range
>> of columns for a given key without specifying the individual columns to 
>> be
>> removed, for e.g.
>> DELETE col1 .. col20 from CF WHERE KEY=<key|(key1,key2)>
>> Am I correct in thinking so or have I missed that somewhere?
> --
> Tyler Hobbs
> Software Engineer, DataStax
> Maintainer of the pycassa Cassandra Python client library

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support 

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