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From Viktor Jevdokimov <>
Subject RE: Problems in the cassandra bulk loader
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:30:10 GMT
You overwrite your columns by writing new row/supercolumn.

Remove new row/supercolumn from "for" statement, which is for columns:

int rowKey = 10;
int superColumnKey = 20;
for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {

Next time ask such questions in user mail list, not C* devs, which is for C* development,
not usage/your code development around Cassandra.

Best regards / Pagarbiai

Viktor Jevdokimov
Senior Developer

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From: José Elias Queiroga da Costa Araújo []
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:22 PM
To: dev
Subject: Problems in the cassandra bulk loader

        Hi all,

        I'm trying to use the bulk insertion with the SSTableSimpleUnsortedWriter class from
cassandra API and I facing some problems.  After generating and uploading the .db files by
using the ./sstableloader command , I noticed the data didn't match with inserted one.

        I put the used code below to try to explain the bahaviour.

         I'm trying to generate the data files using only one rowkey and one supercolumn.
Where the super column has 10 columns.

IPartitioner p = new Murmur3Partitioner(); CFMetaData scf = new CFMetaData("myKeySpace", "Column",
 ColumnFamilyType.Super, BytesType.instance, BytesType.instance);

SSTableSimpleUnsortedWriter usersWriter = new SSTableSimpleUnsortedWriter(new File("./"),
scf, p,64);

int rowKey = 10;
int superColumnKey = 20;
for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {

                After uploading,  the result is:

                RowKey: 0000000a
                   => (super_column=00000014,
                              (name=00000001, value=00000001,

                1 Row Returned.

                In this case, my super column should have 10 columns? With values between
00000001 to 00000011?  Since I'm using the same super column.  The documentation says the
newRow method could be invoked many times, it impacts only the performance.

                The second question is: If this is the correct behavior, the column value
should be 00000011, since it is the last value passed as argument to addColumn(...) method
in the loop?

              Thanks in the advance,


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