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From Aaron Morton <>
Subject Re: Get column names without getting the data in them
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:38:43 GMT
Not at all. 

The question was about retrieving the column name without the column value. That is not possible. 


On 02 Feb, 2011,at 10:27 AM, Sasha Dolgy <> wrote:

"Cassandra column families are schema-less and like SQL tables, they don't have a fixed number
of columns per row.  In the same column family, one row may have 5 columns, and another row,
10,000 columns. Every row can possibly have a different number / set of columns."

are you saying the above is incorrect?

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Aaron Morton <> wrote:
Not that I know of.


On 2/02/2011, at 6:21 AM, Sasha Dolgy <> wrote:

I asked this on the hector list last week.  Its possible but remember, each row can have
a different set of associated columns. 
On 1 Feb 2011 18:16, "Jeremiah Jordan" <> wrote:
> Is there a way to query for column names or super column names without
> also pulling down the data they contain? (Besides keeping a second
> index) I don't see an obvious way to do it from the Thrift API, but
> maybe I'm missing something.
> Thanks!
> -Jeremiah
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