Accumulo
  1. Accumulo
  2. ACCUMULO-2929

Cannot interact with columns containing colon in shell

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Trivial Trivial
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5.1, 1.6.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.5.3, 1.7.0, 1.6.3
    • Component/s: shell
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      Description

      For context: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24295183/is-there-a-way-to-pass-a-column-family-containing-colons-to-the-shells-scan-com

      For commands that have a -c option (e.g. InsertCommand, GrepCommand, ScanCommand), there is currently no way to specify a column family that contains a colon as it is interpreted as the delimiter between the column family and column qualifier 'cf[:cq]'.

      It would be very simple to support a basic escape '\' character that would allow users to use column families which contain colons in the shell.

      For example, to scan for the Key with a row of foo, a column family of person:information, and a column qualifier of name, I should be able to submit the following in the shell:

      user@instance> scan -r foo -c person\:information:name
      foo person:information:name [] Josh
      

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            Reporter:
            Josh Elser
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