Not at all. 

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

Aaron

On 02 Feb, 2011,at 10:27 AM, Sasha Dolgy <sdolgy@gmail.com> 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?
-sd

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

Aaron



On 2/02/2011, at 6:21 AM, Sasha Dolgy <sdolgy@gmail.com> 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" <JEREMIAH.JORDAN@morningstar.com> 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.
>
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