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From Sasha Dolgy <>
Subject Re: predefining columns
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:30:29 GMT
So, in the instance of a simple CF for user data:


If birthdate is unix timestamp, it wont need the UTF8 validator.  The
other 2 columns could.  Does this then mean that a default should
-not- be set for the column family?


On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> No.
> But, it is not recommended to mix default_validation_class and column
> definitions. If you have a relatively static set of columns, column
> definitions are recommended.

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