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  2. ARROW-6895

[C++][Parquet] parquet::arrow::ColumnReader: ByteArrayDictionaryRecordReader repeats returned values when calling `NextBatch()`



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: In Progress
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 0.15.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.0.0
    • Component/s: C++
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    • Environment:
      Linux 5.2.17-200.fc30.x86_64 (Docker)


      Given most columns, I can run a loop like:

      std::unique_ptr<parquet::arrow::ColumnReader> columnReader(/*...*/);
      while (nRowsRemaining > 0) {
          int n = std::min(100, nRowsRemaining);
          std::shared_ptr<arrow::ChunkedArray> chunkedArray;
          auto status = columnReader->NextBatch(n, &chunkedArray);
          // ... and then use `chunkedArray`
          nRowsRemaining -= n;

      (The context is: "convert Parquet to CSV/JSON, with small memory footprint." Used in https://github.com/CJWorkbench/parquet-to-arrow)

      Normally, the first NextBatch() return value looks like val0...val99; the second return value looks like val100...val199; and so on.

      ... but with a ByteArrayDictionaryRecordReader, that isn't the case. The first NextBatch() return value looks like val0...val100; the second return value looks like val0...val99, val100...val199 (ChunkedArray with two arrays); the third return value looks like val0...val99, val100...val199, val200...val299 (ChunkedArray with three arrays); and so on. The returned arrays are never cleared.

      In sum: NextBatch() on a dictionary column reader returns the wrong values.

      I've attached a minimal Parquet file that presents this problem with the above code; and I've written a patch that fixes this one case, to illustrate where things are wrong. I don't think I understand enough edge cases to decree that my patch is a correct fix.


        1. reset-dictionary-on-read.diff
          16 kB
          Adam Hooper
        2. bad.parquet
          0.5 kB
          Adam Hooper
        3. works.parquet
          0.4 kB
          Adam Hooper



            • Assignee:
              wesm Wes McKinney
              adamhooper Adam Hooper
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