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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: How to delete UUIDs from the CLI?
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:55:58 GMT
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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