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From dm...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1170801 - /hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:32:57 GMT
Author: dmeil
Date: Wed Sep 14 19:32:56 2011
New Revision: 1170801

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1170801&view=rev
Log:
HBASE-4407 book.xml, schema design

Modified:
    hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml

Modified: hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml?rev=1170801&r1=1170800&r2=1170801&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml (original)
+++ hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml Wed Sep 14 19:32:56 2011
@@ -429,6 +429,11 @@ admin.enableTable(table);               
     "forever" (or a very long time) and at the same time quickly obtain access to any other
version by using the same Scan technique.
     </para>
     </section>
+    <section xml:id="rowkey.scope">
+    <title>Rowkeys and ColumnFamilies</title>
+    <para>Rowkeys are scoped to ColumnFamilies.  Thus, the same rowkey could exist
in each ColumnFamily that exists in a table without collision.
+    </para>
+    </section>
     <section xml:id="changing.rowkeys"><title>Immutability of Rowkeys</title>
     <para>Rowkeys cannot be changed.  The only way they can be "changed" in a table
is if the row is deleted and then re-inserted.
     This is a fairly common question on the HBase dist-list so it pays to get the rowkeys
right the first time (and/or before you've 



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