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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Using Yahoo Pig to to do adhoc querying on HBase
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:38:51 GMT

There is no index apart from the primary key so you are right, out of
the box HBase doesn't directly provide such a facility. You can either
index your table by hand using preferably a MapReduce job or use the
BuildTableIndex provided in mapred. See


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Ninad Raut <hbase.user.ninad@gmail.com> wrote:
> Suppose I have a Column Family called Status: which holds status
> value. If I want to find how many values are there which have
> Status=UNANALYSED I cannot do so using hbase shell.. is there any
> other way???
> On 4/21/09, Billy Pearson <sales@pearsonwholesale.com> wrote:
>> there is multi ways to query hbase there's
>> hbase shell
>> thrift
>> rest
>> java api
>> and I thank a few more.
>> The easiest with out having to write code or anything would be hbase shell
>> if just wanting to check manually if something is there or the value of it.
>> Billy
>> "Ninad Raut" <hbase.user.ninad@gmail.com>
>> wrote in message
>> news:4d371b590904202017n400e09adte017208f79e2b164@mail.gmail.com...
>>> Hi,
>>> As there is no easy way to query HBase, can pig be used to query HBase
>>> tables?
>>> If so, can any one give me an example as to how to use it....
>>> Regards,
>>> Ninad.

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