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From Jacob Barrett <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] easy string based partitioning
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2017 02:15:47 GMT
If you implement as regular expression the user doesn't have to reformat
their key to a specific format (akin to making them implement a class). I
would concat the matching groups for generate the routing key.

Consider RegEx: .*\bcorrelation=(\d+).*\bmaybe-something-else=(\w)
With Keys:
A: my,key;with:any-chars;unique=12345;correlation=678/and,maybe-something-else=a
B: my,key;unique=876324;correlation=678;and,maybe-something-else=a,foo
C: somthing;different=988975;correlation=678;then,maybe-something-else=ba

Keys A and B would have routing key '678a'. Key C would have routing key



On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 4:02 PM Darrel Schneider <>

> Geode partitioned regions usually partition the data based on the key's
> hashcode.
> You can do your own partitioning by implementing the PartitionResolver
> interface and configuring it on the partitioned region.
> In some use cases needing to deploy your class that implements
> PartitionResolver can be problematic so we would like to find a way to
> offer partitioning based on a portion of the key (instead of the default
> which uses the entire key) that does not require you to implement your own
> PartitionResolver and does not require you to deploy your own code to do
> the custom partitioning.
> Another group of users that do not want to implement PartitionResolver are
> non-java clients. So the solution is required to be usable by non-java
> geode clients without needing to reimplement the client to support a new
> feature.
> Another constraint on the solution is for it to be both easy to use and
> easy to implement.
> The proposed solution is to provide a class named:
>     org.apache.geode.cache.StringPrefixPartitionResolver
> This class will implement PartitionResolver and have a default constructor.
> To use it you need to configure a partitioned region's PartitionResolver
> using the already existing mechanism for this (api, gfsh, or xml).
> The StringPrefixPartitionResolver will require all keys on its region to be
> of type String.
> It also requires that the string key contains at least one ':' character.
> The substring of the key that precedes the first ':' is the prefix that
> will be returned from "getRoutingObject".
> An example of doing this in gfsh is:
>     create region --name=r1 --type=PARTITION
> --partition-resolver=org.apache.geode.cache.StringPrefixPartitionResolver
> Note that attempting to use a key that is not a String or does not contain
> a ':' will throw an exception. This is to help developers realize they made
> a mistake.
> Note that the delimiter is always a ':'. It would be easy to made the
> delimiter configurable when using apis or xml but currently gfsh does not
> provide a way to pass parameters to the --partition-resolver create region
> option.
> The only public api change this proposal makes is the new
> StringPrefixPartitionResolver class.

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