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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
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      Description

      While a useful tool for education and simple tests, cassandra-cli is ultimately limted by the fact that column names and values are binary, (and eventually keys will be as well, see CASSANDRA-767).

      The current approach when writing consists of encoding column names as UTF8, and passing the value as a byte[] of the String parsed from the command. When performing a read, the column names outputted are the result of the toString() method of the comparator (the result of which is not always meaningful), and values are again treated as raw strings. This is almost certainly broken anywhere that the CF comparator is not UTF8Type and values are anything but strings.

      One possible approach would be to follow HBase's lead and simply allow binary values to be encoded as strings (see: http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/Shell).

      1. CASSANDRA-912.patch
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        Sean Bridges
      2. CASSANDRA-912-2.patch.txt
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        Sean Bridges

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          Eric Evans created issue -
          Jonathan Ellis made changes -
          Field Original Value New Value
          Summary cassandra-cli should handle binary column names/values, (and ultimately keys) or die First-class commandline interface for cassandra
          Jonathan Ellis made changes -
          Summary First-class commandline interface for cassandra First-class commandline interface
          Stu Hood made changes -
          Link This issue relates to CASSANDRA-1031 [ CASSANDRA-1031 ]
          Sean Bridges made changes -
          Status Open [ 1 ] Patch Available [ 10002 ]
          Sean Bridges made changes -
          Attachment CASSANDRA-912.patch [ 12445349 ]
          Jonathan Ellis made changes -
          Fix Version/s 0.7 [ 12314533 ]
          Matthew F. Dennis made changes -
          Status Patch Available [ 10002 ] Open [ 1 ]
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          Comment [ can you rebase the path the please? ]
          Sean Bridges made changes -
          Attachment CASSANDRA-912-2.patch.txt [ 12449164 ]
          Jonathan Ellis made changes -
          Fix Version/s 0.7.1 [ 12315199 ]
          Fix Version/s 0.7 [ 12314533 ]
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          Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
          Resolution Duplicate [ 3 ]
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          Fix Version/s 0.7.1 [ 12315199 ]
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          Workflow no-reopen-closed, patch-avail [ 12502625 ] patch-available, re-open possible [ 12752167 ]
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              Reporter:
              Eric Evans
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