Hello, I want to know if the following is possible:

 

I want to query multiple keys in a column family.  I want to limit the total # of columns returned.

 

The number of columns for a given key can be anywhere from 0 to several million.   

 

For example I want to get 50 columns total from keys A & C.  If A and C have 40 columns each, I want the 40 columns from A and the first 10 columns from C.

 

CF

{

                A:            Key

                {

                                Col1 {..}

                                Col2 {..}

                }

 

B:            Key

                {

                                Col1 {..}

                                Col2 {..}

                                …

                }

 

C:            Key

                {

                                Col1 {..}

                                Col2 {..}

                                …

                }

 

D:            Key

                {

                                Col1 {..}

                                Col2 {..}

                                …

                }

}