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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: table comment
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:39:38 GMT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 4:34 AM, Wojciech Indyk <wojciechindyk@gmail.com>

> Hi!
> I need to describe my HBase tables with some text. I try to find a
> recommended solution, but I didn't. What I can propose is:
> in hbase shell:
> alter 'the_table', {CONFIGURATION => {'COMMENT' => 'Here some text
> what is stored in the_table'}}
> What do you think? Is it safe for HBase engine to put such property?
> desc 'the_table' looks good for me.
Yes. That will work. You can add arbitrary key/values on a table descriptor
(We tried to 'bless' an 'OWNER' property a while back to encourage folks to
add provenance on a table, useful in a shared cluster of hundreds or
thousands of tables, but it didn't stick).

> --
> Kindly regards,
> Wojciech Indyk

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