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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: column family naming restrictions?
Date Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:28:32 GMT
On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 13:30 -0700, Ed Anuff wrote:
> Are the restrictions on column family names specified anywhere?  I see that
> hyphens aren't allowed, and I assume anything else that wouldn't work in a
> filename?  I assume that underscores, commas, and periods are allowed?

This is a good question, and no there is no formal specification.
Hyphens are definitely out since they are used as delimiters when
constructing filenames, and imagine that things like slashes and
backslashes would wreak havoc as well.

Eric Evans

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