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From Tom Nichols <tmnich...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Scan for timestamp > some time
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2009 20:10:58 GMT
Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for the update.  Here's the feature request.

What's the timeline for the API redesign (HBASE-880)?  If possible, it
would be nice for this to be addressed sooner if that feature is still
a long ways away from a release.


On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Jonathan Gray <jlist@streamy.com> wrote:
> Tom,
> This is not currently possible.
> The functionality you describe might be included as part of HBASE-880,
> however it could be implemented with a Filter.
> Unfortunately it wouldn't be as easy as writing a new Class implementing
> RowFilterInterface because RFI.filterColumn() and RFI.filterRow() do not
> take timestamp.  So you'd need to update RFI as well as the calls to filters
> in the scanner code.
> Either way, it is a valid feature request.
> JG
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tom Nichols [mailto:tmnichols@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:47 AM
>> To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org
>> Subject: Scan for timestamp > some time
>> Hi,
>> I'm interesting in scanning for all columns inserted _after_ a certain
>> timestamp.  The getScanner methods that take a timestamp return all
>> columns _before_ that time.  Is there any way for me to accomplish
>> what I'm trying to do without sending gobs of results over the wire
>> that I have no interest in?  Is this possible maybe via a
>> RowFilterInterface impl?
>> If it's not doable currently, is it a valid feature request?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> -Tom

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