it's not possible to create a Mutation object from scala without employing a standalone java jar wrapper. the preferred method for creating the object has you do it in two stages: create with table row, then employ Mutation.put() to populate the object with the actual mutation data. when you do this in scala, you get a
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Can not add to mutation after serializing it at org.apache.accumulo.core.data.Mutation.put(Mutation.java:168) at org.apache.accumulo.core.data.Mutation.put(Mutation.java:163) at org.apache.accumulo.core.data.Mutation.put(Mutation.java:211)
error. I think this has something to do with the byte array going out of scope in Scala but somehow not in Java. If you concat the operations (constuctor().put(data, data, ...) you don't run into the error, but scala sees a Unit return type, so you can't actually add the mutation to a BatchWriter. The only way I was able to get around this was to create a stand-alone jar with a method that created then returned a populated mutation object.
I wasn't sure whether or not to call this a bug or an enhancement. given that you probably want Accumulo to play nice with Scala I decided to call it a bug.
below is a link to the stack overflow thread I created whilst figuring all this out: