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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: delete mutation
Date Fri, 21 May 2010 14:24:43 GMT
ts is when the delete is performed, not the ts of the column you're deleting.

you need to provide a ts for every operation so that if there are
multiple clients updating the same column at the same time, cassandra
can decide who "wins."

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 6:55 AM, Mark Greene <> wrote:
> Is there a particular reason why timestamp is required to do a deletion? If
> i'm reading the api docs correctly, this would require a read of the column
> first correct?
>  I know there is an issue filed to have a better way to delete via range
> slices but I wanted to make sure this was the only way to do a delete.
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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