this is what i thought. thanks for clarifying.

On 2/2/2012 10:44 PM, aaron morton wrote:
Short answer is no. The slightly longer answer is nope.

All column names in a CF are compared using the same comparator. You will need to create a new CF. 

Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer

On 3/02/2012, at 10:25 AM, Deno Vichas wrote:

hey all!

i have a CF that has ~10 columns in it and now i'm finding the need to use composite column names.  can you, or should mix and match composite and non-composite column names in the same CF?  if you can/should how does sorting work with a single comparator?