Hi all,

It's basically for "knowing what's inside the db", as I've been toying with Cassandra for some time, I have keys that are no longer useful and should be removed.

I'm also storing HTTP logs in cassandra, where keys follow this convention "campaign:<CAMPAIGN_ID>:<YYYYMMDD>". So for instance, if I'd like to know what logs are available I just have to do:

   client.get_keys("Keyspace1", "Logs", "", "", 100, ConsistencyLevel.ONE)

However, I have to use an OrderPreservingPartitioner to do so, which is (from my understanding) bad for load in this case.

 -- Sébastien

2010/2/2 Erik Holstad <erikholstad@gmail.com>
Hi Sebastien!
I'm totally new to Cassandra, but as far as I know there is no way of getting just the keys that are in the
database, they are not stored separately but only with the data itself.

Why do you want a list of keys, what are you going to use them for? Maybe there is another way of solving
your problem.

What you are describing, getting all the keys/rows for a given column sounds like you have to fetch all the
data that you have and then filter every key on your column, I don't think that get_key_range will do that for
you even, says that it takes column_family, but like I said I'm totally new


2010/2/2 Sébastien Pierre <sebastien.pierre@gmail.com>
Hi all,

I would like to know how to retrieve the list of available keys available for a specific column. There is the get_key_range method, but it is only available when using the OrderPreservingPartitioner -- I use a RandomPartitioner.

Does this mean that when using a RandomPartitioner, you cannot see which keys are available in the database ?

 -- Sébastien

Regards Erik