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From Jim Klo <>
Subject Re: Distinct values with range
Date Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:59:57 GMT
Not sure if its ideal but if you need dates in epoch millis, you could round the timestamp
to the floor of the current day (say midnight) in a map function, use a built in reduce...
Then use a list function to filter unique countries. 

If you don't need a real timestamp value, use an integer like YYYYMMDD (i.e. 20130710 for

Reduce = true will combine by day making at most (196 countries x number of days in range)
to filter in the show function. 

- JK

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On Apr 14, 2013, at 6:38 PM, "Andrey Kuprianov" <> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Just for the sake of a debate. Here's the question. There are transactions.
> Among all other attributes there's timestamp (when transaction was made; in
> seconds) and a country name  (from where the transaction was made). So, for
> instance,
> {
>    . . . .
>    "timestamp": 1332806400
>    "country_name": "Australia",
>    . . . .
> }
> Question is: how does one get unique / distinct country names in between
> dates? For example, give me all country names in between 10-Jul-2010 and
> 21-Jan-2013.
> My solution was to write a custom reduce function and set
> reduce_limit=false, so that i can enumerate all countries without hitting
> the overflow exception. It works great! However, such solutions are frowned
> upon by everyone around. Has anyone a better idea on how to tackle this
> efficiently?
>    Andrey

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