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From Bryan Duxbury <br...@rapleaf.com>
Subject Re: HTable.getRow() for only a column family?
Date Tue, 20 May 2008 17:59:59 GMT
I was thinking this is something people would want to do. Currently,  
there's getMulti, which takes an array of columns you want to  
retrieve. The only thing it doesn't do is have support for globbing  
of some sort - ie, "give me all the columns for column family x"  
without having to first know all the column qualifiers. I guess you  
could do something like leave off the ":", which means the entire thing.

Would that satisfy your needs? If so, we should create a new JIRA for  
the feature of adding family globbing to getMulti.


On May 20, 2008, at 10:55 AM, Ryan Lynch wrote:

> I have a use case in which we want to access all the columns for a
> supplied column family while also avoiding the overhead of reading any
> other column families.  There seems to be no method for doing this but
> doing a quick dive into the code it "seems" like this should be
> relatively easy to allow. This seems desirable since the architecture
> describes column families being stored together so reading only a  
> single
> column family should be a lighter operation.  Is this worthy of a JIRA
> issue and patch?
> Regards,
> Ryan Lynch

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