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From Ryan Rawson <ryano...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: real prefix filter
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:50:17 GMT
The expected idiom is like so:
      scanSpec.setFilter(new WhileMatchFilter(
          new PrefixFilter(prefix)));

This is common for most filters, rather than encoding the 'stop once
past' type of logic, it is embedded in the while match flter and all
others are wrapped with it where necessary.


2009/8/20 Jonathan Gray <jlist@streamy.com>:
> It should, perhaps, stop once you pass the prefix.  I actually thought it
> did, but you and the code say otherwise.  Doing the early-out with a Get is
> actually not possible, so this may be why it is not implemented as such.
> However, a Scan can take both a startRow and a stopRow.  So you can use that
> to early-out instead.
> Given that filters now work with Gets, you cannot actually implement the
> early-out within the filter.  You'll have to use start/stop rows.  One could
> argue a prefix filter may not make much sense on a Get (since you must
> explicitly specify row), so if you'd like to raise that issue and see if we
> could integrate an early-out in the filter, please file a JIRA.
> JG
> Matus Zamborsky wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am scaning hbase a table with Scan and I am using PrefixFilter. As I
>> understand, it scans the whole table and run the filter on every row. But
>> why it does not stop after finding row without the desired prefix? If it did
>> not find the prefix, if should return true in filterAllRemaining calling.
>> Combining this with possible specifing the start row in Scan object, one
>> can very fast filter only rows with the desired prefix.
>> I am using hbase 0.20 from trunk.
>> Regards
>> Matus Zamborsky

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