Hi,

You cannot query using a field that is not indexed in CQL. You have to create either secondary index or create index tables and manage those indexes by yourself and query using those. Since those keys are of high cardinality, usually the recommendation for this kind of use cases is that you create several tables with all the data.

1) A table with employee_id as the primary key.
2) A table with last_modified_at as the primary key (use case 2)
3) A table with employee_name as the primary key (your test query with employee_name 'e27' and use cases 1 & 3.)

Then you populate all those tables with your data and then you use those tables depending on the query.

Cheers,
Hannu
 


2013/11/3 Techy Teck <comptechgeeky@gmail.com>
I have below table in CQL-

create table test (
    employee_id text,
    employee_name text,
    value text,
    last_modified_date timeuuid,
    primary key (employee_id)
   );
  
  
I inserted couple of records in the above table like this which I will be inserting in our actual use case scenario as well-

    insert into test (employee_id, employee_name, value, last_modified_date) values ('1', 'e27',  'some_value', now());
    insert into test (employee_id, employee_name, value, last_modified_date) values ('2', 'e27',  'some_new_value', now());
    insert into test (employee_id, employee_name, value, last_modified_date) values ('3', 'e27',  'some_again_value', now());
    insert into test (employee_id, employee_name, value, last_modified_date) values ('4', 'e28',  'some_values', now());
    insert into test (employee_id, employee_name, value, last_modified_date) values ('5', 'e28',  'some_new_values', now());

   
   
Now I was doing select query for -  give me all the employee_id for employee_name `e27`.

    select employee_id from test where employee_name = 'e27';
   
And this is the error I am getting -

    Bad Request: No indexed columns present in by-columns clause with Equal operator
    Perhaps you meant to use CQL 2? Try using the -2 option when starting cqlsh.

  
Is there anything wrong I am doing here?

My use cases are in general -

 1. Give me everything for any of the employee_name?
 2. Give me everything for what has changed in last 5 minutes?
 3. Give me the latest employee_id for any of the employee_name?

I am running Cassandra 1.2.11