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From "Jonathan Gray" <jl...@streamy.com>
Subject RE: Possible to paginate the cells in row?
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:45:44 GMT
There is not currently a way to page/scan/iterate through an individual
column family, though this can certainly be emulated in your client code.

Part of the reason for that is that a single row, single family is stored
within a single file.  So there would be no significant savings in only
retrieving part of the family at a time (besides network traffic).

Looking forward, once we have our own storage format, like TFile, we will be
able to do real/optimized scanning through a family of columns by retrieving
them in chunks rather than all at once.

Support of millions of columns within a single row, single family is one of
the priorities but there are some other changes necessary before we can
really get there.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dingding Ye [mailto:yedingding@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 8:45 AM
To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Possible to paginate the cells in row?

Is this an abuse way to use hbase?

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Dingding Ye <yedingding@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> There are many cells which shares the same column family in a row. I want
> to do the pagination, is it possible?
> Can i add the limit and offset options?
> I have used the scanner but it paginated based on the row which returns
> whole cells in the row.
> Thanks for the help.
> Best regards.
> sishen

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