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From Tyler Hobbs <ty...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: Resetting a counter in CQL
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:38:23 GMT
On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Clint Kelly <clint.kelly@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> What is the best known method for resetting a counter in CQL?  Is it best
> to read the counter and then increment it by a negative amount?


Do this.


>   Or to delete the row and then increment it by zero?
>

Don't do this.  When you delete a counter, you are basically saying "I will
never use this counter again".  If you try to use it again, the behavior is
undefined. It's one of the documented limitations of counters.


-- 
Tyler Hobbs
DataStax <http://datastax.com/>

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