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From "stack (Resolved) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HBASE-587) Add auto-primary-key feature
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:07:53 GMT

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stack resolved HBASE-587.
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

Doing as Harsh suggests. 

Hard to do this feature in a scalable way.

If wanted, we could do something like cassandra's time-based UUID to mint UUIDs that go in
a chronological direction if that'd help.
                
> Add auto-primary-key feature
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-587
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-587
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Bryan Duxbury
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> Some folks seem to be interested in having their row keys automatically generated in
a unique fashion. Maybe we could do something like allow the user to specify they want an
automatic key, and then we'll generate a GUID that's unique for that table and return it as
part of the commit. Not sure what the mechanics would look like exactly, but seems doable
and it's going to be a more prevalent use case as people start to put data into HBase first
without touching another system or pushing data without a natural unique primary key.

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