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From William Oberman <ober...@civicscience.com>
Subject Re: prep for cassandra storage from pig
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:08:32 GMT
My problem is the column names are dynamic (a date), and pygmalion seems to
want the column names to be fixed at "compile time" (the script).

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Jeremy Hanna <jeremy.hanna1234@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Will,
>
> That's partly why I like to use FromCassandraBag and ToCassandraBag from
> pygmalion - it does the work for you to get it back into a form that
> cassandra understands.
>
> Others may know better how to massage the data into that form using just
> pig, but if all else fails, you could write a udf to do that.
>
> Jeremy
>
> On Jun 15, 2011, at 1:17 PM, William Oberman wrote:
>
> > I think I'm stuck on typing issues trying to store data in cassandra.  To
> verify, cassandra wants (key, {tuples})
> >
> > My pig script is fairly brief:
> > raw = LOAD 'cassandra://test_in/test_cf' USING CassandraStorage() AS
> (key:chararray, columns:bag {column:tuple (name, value)});
> > --colums == timeUUID -> JSON
> > rows = FOREACH raw GENERATE key, FLATTEN(columns);
> > alias_target_day = FOREACH rows {
> >     --I wrote a specialized parser that does exactly what I need
> >     observation_map = com.civicscience.pig.ParseObservation($2);
> >     GENERATE $0 as alias, observation_map#'_fqt' as target,
> observation_map#'_day' as day;
> > };
> > grouping = GROUP alias_target_day BY ((chararray)target,(chararray)day);
> > X = FOREACH grouping GENERATE group.$0 as target, TOTUPLE(group.$1,
> COUNT($1)) as day_count;
> >
> > This gets me:
> > (targetA, (day1, count))
> > (targetA, (day2, count))
> > (targetB, (day1, count))
> > ....
> >
> > But, cassandra wants the 2nd item to be a bag.  So, I tried:
> > X = FOREACH grouping GENERATE group.$0 as target, TOBAG(TOTUPLE(group.$1,
> COUNT($1))) as day_count;
> >
> > But this results in:
> > (targetA, {((day1, count))})
> > (targetA, {((day2, count))})
> > (targetB, {((day1, count))})
> > It's hard to see, but the 2nd item now has a nested tuple as the first
> value, which is still bad.
> >
> > How to I get (key, {tuple})???  I wasn't sure where to post this (pig or
> cassandra), so I'm posting to the pig list too.
> >
> > will
>
>


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