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From "Dmitriy V. Ryaboy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1596) NPE's thrown when attempting to load hbase columns containing null values
Date Sat, 04 Sep 2010 23:12:32 GMT

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Dmitriy V. Ryaboy commented on PIG-1596:


before committing, do you mind combining the new test with one of the existing ones? Trying
to keep the test suite at under 24 hours :)

> NPE's thrown when attempting to load hbase columns containing null values
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: PIG-1596
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1596
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: data
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0
>            Reporter: George P. Stathis
>             Fix For: 0.8.0, 0.9.0
>         Attachments: null_hbase_records.patch, PIG_1596.patch, PIG_1596_2.patch
> I'm not a committer, but I'd like to suggest the attached patch to handle loading hbase
rows containing null cell values (since hbase is all about sparsly populated data rows). As
it stands, a DataByteArray can be created with a null mData if a cell has no value, which
causes NPEs by simply attempting to load a row containing the null cell in question.
> PS: the attached patch also contains a slight change to the bin/pig executable to point
to the build/pig\-\*\-SNAPSHOT.jar and not the build/pig\-\*\-dev.jar (the latter no longer
seems to exist). If you prefer a separate patch for this, I'll be happy to submit it.

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