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From "Izaak Rubin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1789) [hbaseshell] output formatting
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 22:46:32 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1789?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12526930

Izaak Rubin commented on HADOOP-1789:

I feel I should clarify and give an example of how the formatting of my patch differs from
the previous formatting styles.  At present if the data for a cell was too wide, the ascii
table would wrap the contents of the cell to the next line.  This was problematic for a variety
of reasons and was not working properly.  With the changes from my patch, there is no longer
line wrapping; instead, the template looks at the width of the column and the length of the
cell data, and if the cell data is too wide it is truncated and followed by "...".  Here is
an example:

create sample_table columnfamilies('cfam:');
insert sample_table ('cfam:') values('abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz') where row='alphabet';
select sample_table where row='alphabet';

| No.   | Row                  | Column               | Cell                 |
| 1    | alphabet             | cfam                 | abcdefghijklmnopq... |

> [hbaseshell] output formatting
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-1789
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1789
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: contrib/hbase
>            Reporter: stack
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: console_templates.patch
> hbaseshell currently outputs results using an ascii table.
> This issue is about the hbaseshell offering a number of output formats beyond plain ascii
table.  It would be grand if output formatting was pluggable so folks could add new ones as
they saw fit.
> Currently, there is a painful need for unadorned output so folks can do a 'select page:content
from webrepository where row="http://apache.com/index.html"; and they get back the page content
only.  Other output formats might be: csv, xml, or (x)html
> Other related things to consider, but probably not as part of this issue, is that if
we output xml, then we should probably have a sympathetic input parser for xml files (similar
for csv).  Let this issue just be about formatting (another issue can be done to add pluggable
input parsers).  Where the output lands should also be done in another issue: i.e. dependent
on the command, output probably default to stdout but folks should be able to designate an
output file (and target filesystem) as in hdfs://master.hdfsnode.com:8990/output/dump.txt
or file:///tmp/dump.txt or s3://...., etc.
> This issue is an outgrowth of HADOOP-1720

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