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  1. Hadoop Map/Reduce
  2. MAPREDUCE-1176

FixedLengthInputFormat and FixedLengthRecordReader

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Addition of FixedLengthInputFormat and FixedLengthRecordReader in the org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.input package. These two classes can be used when you need to read data from files containing fixed length (fixed width) records. Such files have no CR/LF (or any combination thereof), no delimiters etc, but each record is a fixed length, and extra data is padded with spaces. The data is one gigantic line within a file. When creating a job that specifies this input format, the job must have the "mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length" property set as follows myJobConf.setInt("mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length",[myFixedRecordLength]);

      Please see javadoc for more details.
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      Addition of FixedLengthInputFormat and FixedLengthRecordReader in the org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.input package. These two classes can be used when you need to read data from files containing fixed length (fixed width) records. Such files have no CR/LF (or any combination thereof), no delimiters etc, but each record is a fixed length, and extra data is padded with spaces. The data is one gigantic line within a file. When creating a job that specifies this input format, the job must have the "mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length" property set as follows myJobConf.setInt("mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length",[myFixedRecordLength]); Please see javadoc for more details.
    • Tags:
      fixed length, fixed width, recordreader, inputformat

      Description

      Hello,
      I would like to contribute the following two classes for incorporation into the mapreduce.lib.input package. These two classes can be used when you need to read data from files containing fixed length (fixed width) records. Such files have no CR/LF (or any combination thereof), no delimiters etc, but each record is a fixed length, and extra data is padded with spaces. The data is one gigantic line within a file.

      Provided are two classes first is the FixedLengthInputFormat and its corresponding FixedLengthRecordReader. When creating a job that specifies this input format, the job must have the "mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length" property set as follows

      myJobConf.setInt("mapreduce.input.fixedlengthinputformat.record.length",[myFixedRecordLength]);

      OR

      myJobConf.setInt(FixedLengthInputFormat.FIXED_RECORD_LENGTH, [myFixedRecordLength]);

      This input format overrides computeSplitSize() in order to ensure that InputSplits do not contain any partial records since with fixed records there is no way to determine where a record begins if that were to occur. Each InputSplit passed to the FixedLengthRecordReader will start at the beginning of a record, and the last byte in the InputSplit will be the last byte of a record. The override of computeSplitSize() delegates to FileInputFormat's compute method, and then adjusts the returned split size by doing the following: (Math.floor(fileInputFormatsComputedSplitSize / fixedRecordLength) * fixedRecordLength)

      This suite of fixed length input format classes, does not support compressed files.

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        1. mapreduce-1176_v1.patch
          55 kB
          Mariappan Asokan
        2. mapreduce-1176_v2.patch
          55 kB
          Mariappan Asokan
        3. mapreduce-1176_v3.patch
          54 kB
          Mariappan Asokan
        4. MAPREDUCE-1176-v1.patch
          24 kB
          BitsOfInfo
        5. MAPREDUCE-1176-v2.patch
          23 kB
          BitsOfInfo
        6. MAPREDUCE-1176-v3.patch
          25 kB
          BitsOfInfo
        7. MAPREDUCE-1176-v4.patch
          42 kB
          BitsOfInfo

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              • Assignee:
                masokan Mariappan Asokan
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