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From Edmon Begoli <ebeg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Design and Implementation Question - related to DRILL-3738
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:46:48 GMT
(I know it is busy time with a release, but please don't forget to address
this inquiry once the release rush is over.)
I am working on Excel and EDI pieces, and given that Excel is easier, I
really want to start moving forward and contribute plug in.

I just need some serious direction. We can also discuss tomorrow in a

Thank you,

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Edmon Begoli <ebegoli@gmail.com> wrote:

> I want to implement a support for Excel files, both .xls and .xlsx,
> through Apache POI
> which will give me access to Java objects including column names, column
> values
> and it will expose the set of types supports.
> (I recorded this issue here:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-3738)
> In other words, I will be doing file I/O and column r/w through POI, so I
> will need to write an adapter in Drill for storage and read/write.
> What is the best way to do this?
> Which classes should I extend or interfaces implement in order to support
> Excel files in Drill?
> I could probably still go with easy storage approach because POI makes it
> easy and the data is tabularly oriented just as csv, but with extended
> types (ints, floats, numerics).
> Please give me some guidance in form of a "you need to implement x,y and z
> to make this work".
> Thank you in advance,
> Edmon

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