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From Jonathan Haddad <>
Subject Re: ITrigger - Help
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:38:23 GMT
Using CDC is going to be... difficult.  First off (to my knowledge) all you
get is a CommitLogReader.  If you take a look at the Mutation class
(everything is serialized and deserialized there), there's no user
reference.  You only get a keyspace, key, and a PartitionUpdate, which
don't include any user information.

Next, you may need to dedupe your messages, since you will get RF messages
for every mutation.  CDC is per-node, vs triggers which are executed at the
coordinator level.  This may not apply to you as you only want queries that
came through cqlsh, but I don't see a reasonable way to differentiate all
the mutations anyway so I think this is a bust.

I haven't spent a lot of time in this code, happy to be corrected if I'm


On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 10:14 AM siddharth verma <> wrote:

> Hi Sathish,
> You could look into, Change Data Capture (CDC) (
> .
> It might help you for some of your requirements.
> Regards
> Siddharth Verma
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Jonathan Haddad <>
> wrote:
> cqlsh uses the Python driver, I don't see how there would be any way to
> differentiate where the request came from unless you stuck an extra field
> in the table that you always write when you're not in cqlsh, or you
> modified cqlsh to include that field whenever it did an insert.
> Checking iTrigger source, all you get is a reference to the ColumnFamily
> and some metadata.  At a glance of trunk, it doesn't look like you get the
> user that initiated the query.
> To be honest, I wouldn't do any of this, it feels like it's going to
> become an error prone mess.  Your best bet is to layer something on top of
> the driver yourself.  The cleanest way I think think of, long term, is to
> submit a JIRA / patch to enable some class loading & listener hooks in
> cqlsh itself.  Without a patch and a really good use case I don't know who
> would want to maintain that though, as it would lock the team into using
> Python for cqlsh.
> Jon
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 9:52 AM sat <> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are planning to use ITrigger to notify changes, when we execute scripts
> or run commands in cqlsh prompt. If the operation is performed through our
> application CRUD API, we are planning to handle notification in our CRUD
> API itself, however if user performs some operation(like write operation in
> cqlsh prompt) we want to handle those changes and update modules that are
> listening to those changes.
> Could you please let us know whether it is possible to differentiate
> updates done through cqlsh prompt and through application.
> We also thought about creating multiple users in cassandra and using
> different user for cqlsh and for the application. If we go with this
> approach, do we get the user who modified the table in ITrigger
> implementation (ie., augment method)
> Basically we are trying to limit/restrict usage of ITrigger just for cqlsh
> prompt as it is little complex and risky (came to know it will impact
> cassandra running in that node).
> Thanks and Regards
> A.SathishKumar
> --
> Siddharth Verma
> (Visit for a high speed cassandra full
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