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From "Kevin" <>
Subject RE: How to delete UUIDs from the CLI?
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 17:12:21 GMT
Jonathan, I've upgraded to 0.8.0 and the problem got worse. Now, I can't
delete any rows from the CLI, regardless of the type they're stored as.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Ellis [] 
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: How to delete UUIDs from the CLI?

If you're not using 0.8.0 the cli deals poorly with non-string row keys.

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Kevin <> wrote:
> Currently I'm using a client (Pelops) to insert UUIDs (both lexical 
> and
> time) in to Cassandra. I haven't yet implemented a facility to remove 
> them with Pelops; i'm testing and refining the insertion mechanism.
> As such, I would like to use the CLI to delete test UUID values. It 
> seems, however, that I'm unable to delete UUID rowkeys and columns 
> with the del command. Is there something I'm missing? I have to use 
> "assume as" to list the rows in column families with UUID row keys, 
> but deleting the displayed row keys does not delete the entries.
> I can view columns with UUID values without "assume as" (provided 
> they're not contained in rows with UUID keys), but I am unable to 
> delete them from the CLI as well. Is it not possible to do this from 
> the CLI, or is there something I'm overlooking?

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

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