Since I have around 20 items to query, I guess making 20 queries to retrieve activities by all followies on all of those 20 columns would too inefficient, so to take the advantage of more efficient queries, are supercolumns recommended for this case ? Anyways, in case I use supercolumns, I need to retrieve the entire supercolumn at any point of time & I am writing subcolumn(s) to the supercolumn at different times not at once.

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Edward Capriolo <> wrote:
You need to execute one get slice operation for each item id or if the row is not large , you can try one large get slice on the entire row and deal with the results client side.

If you try method 1 When doing slices on composites you can set the start inclusive or exclusive values to get only the column you want and not some extra columns up to slice range size.

On Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Aditya <> wrote:
> I need to store data of all activities by user's followies in single row. I am trying to do that making use of composite column names in a single user specific row named 'rowX'.
> On any activity by a user's followie on an item, a column is stored in 'rowX'. The column has a composite type column name made up of itemId+userId (which makes it unique col. name) in rowX. (& column value contains the activity data related to that item by that followie)
> Now I want to retrieve activity by all users on a list of items. So I need to retrieve all composite columns with composite's first component matching the itemId. Is it possible to do such a query to Cassandra ? I am using Hector.